In the years since the Second World War, people have wondered how they would fare in a sea-labor scenario.
But this week, a woman who went on to become a famous model for her role in “Mad Men” says she’d rather be at sea than work at a fast food restaurant.
Marianne Faithful, better known as Peggy in the AMC show, spoke to ABC News about how her time as a model has shaped her attitude to the ocean and what she wants her next job to be.
“I’m very fortunate,” Faithful said.
“I was very lucky in that I got to work at McDonald’s.”
In the show, she plays a model who gets trapped at sea while working as a fast-food employee.
The model’s life on land has turned into a living hell as she’s forced to live off the land while her family stays at sea, making her an unusual example of how the environment can have a significant effect on a person’s life.
In a clip from “Mad Minions” from last season, Faithful can be seen walking along a beach in San Diego with her family, before being thrown back into the water.
She’s seen lying on the sand, unable to move her arms or legs and looking down at the sea.
“It’s so stressful,” Faithfull said.
“If I go out into the sea and I have no way to get out, I’ll never have a normal life.
I’ll probably end up living in a cave.”
Marianna Faithful on modeling after the Second War (ABC)Mariannne Faithfull is an example of a model working as an employee.
She was an intern for McDonalds at the time (ABC News)”I feel very lucky,” Faithfulness said.
“[I was] living off the farm, I had to work and then come back to a farm, and I had a little bit of a problem with that.
I’m lucky in some ways.
But there’s a lot of stuff that goes on when you’re working at McDonalds.”
Her experience as an intern in the late 1980s was particularly traumatic.
She recalled being separated from her family for two months and only able to eat food and water on the farm.
She recalls having to spend a lot more time in the ocean, and getting a bit claustrophobic.
“The water is really bad,” Faithfully said.
Marion Cotillard, a marine biologist at the University of Queensland, said it’s not uncommon for young women to be isolated during the Second, Third and Fourth World Wars, and it’s also very common for young people to feel isolated at home during the Cold War.
“That’s when you have a lot fewer opportunities to be involved in social interactions, so a lot less social contact,” Cotillard said.
She said that the environment also has a big effect on young people’s psychological well-being, with the stress and isolation they experience during war making them less likely to develop depression and anxiety.
Marinette Faithful speaks at the National Marine Fisheries Foundation convention in San Francisco (ABCNews.com)Marine biologist Marianette Faithfull believes young women and men who are working in the marine environment should work together.
She says this is one of the most stressful jobs on the planet, with marine biologists working at sea “not only working together but also dealing with the physical, social and psychological challenges.”
“It just requires that you have to be in the water together, and that’s very hard when you live in a place where you don’t have the same opportunities as people do in the city,” she said.
Marianne Faithfulness is a model for Mad Max: Fury Road (ABC TV)Maritime law is different to the rest of the world, which means marine biologists need to be able to speak English to work on the sea, Cotillard added.
“They have to communicate their needs in English, because in the UK, the marine law is not understood in English,” Cotillon said.
A study in the US published in 2010 found that while working in an ocean environment, a man was 10 times more likely to commit suicide if he was depressed and suicidal than if he worked in a city.
“In a city, we have so many different people who are going to be coming and coming, they have their own schedules and their own personalities and their priorities,” Cotilla said.
And for a man in a position of power, there is a lot at stake.
“As a woman you feel like you’re not really part of the system, you feel not really valued, and you feel so much pressure,” she added.
“So you are in a very vulnerable position.”
Faithful is working with the Marine Mammal Commission, a non-profit organisation that has a duty to protect marine mammals in order to protect the marine ecosystem. She said