Months back, I posted a Mad Men Reading List. It was put down super quick and ended with a passing rebuttal to the hatred for Betty Draper I encountered in the comments of various recaps. In a show peopled with flawed individuals, there was always a ton of venom reserved specifically for her.
I only ever assumed that other people must prefer sympathy to accuracy in their television fiction. Anyway, this is a perfect analysis, one that does that hard work of nailing down why she represents some of the bravest writing on television.