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101 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads

101 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads

Ladies – does the menace of double chins have you reaching for a smoke? Are you as devoted to your housework as you are to your complexion? Do you live to please your man?

Gentlemen – do you smoke cigars to get a smokey hit chauvinism? Do you go for ladies with smooth skin and pert, cone-shaped breasts? Is “schoolgirl” the look you like, or are you more of a “sexy secretary” fellow?

No matter, there’s something for everyone here – these ads are aimed at you! Roll up, roll up, and enjoy the blissfully awkward and degrading freak show that is old time advertising. Unless you’re a married woman, because then you should be in the kitchen.


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  • bargal20's avatar
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    bargal20
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    Saturday 09 Feb 2013 - 12:46 PM
    Hi,
    the "Soda Pop Board of America" ad on your list was a joke created by a blogger about 10 years ago. His explanation can be read here: http://rjwhite.tumblr.com/post/472668874/fact-checking

    Besides not being a real ad, it isn't even sexist.
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    james135
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    Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 - 7:23 AM
    I'm not quite seeing why the "Wanted for Murder" poster is sexist. They had a whole series featuring different people, male and female. It was for world war 2 cautioning U.S. Citizens against spies.
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    MuneShadowe
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    Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 - 2:40 PM
    Sexist? In about fifty year this will be the norm once again.
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    mark_melb
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    Sunday 24 Feb 2013 - 1:16 PM
    Just another man hater article. Most of these are not remotely sexist.
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    Wednesday 27 Feb 2013 - 10:11 PM
    Yes, some are outrageous, but some tongue-in-cheek, and not, I think to be horrified by. Nice collection. Maybe we've move on... a little....!!
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