11 August 2017

Vintage ads, impossible today

The Curious Historian has an article about vintage ads that would never be allowed today, deservedly gone now:

No one likes having to relive the days when men thought women to be lesser creatures, both in strength and intelligence. Thinking that woman were only there to satisfy men in the bedroom, cook their meals, clean the house, iron their clothes and look good while doing it. Well sadly, in some places, this way of thinking still exists. Luckily in the Western world, we are way passed such things (I'm hoping) and we have accepted women as equals, as they should be. But a few decades ago, we still had a ways to go. These are some of the ads printed during that time, but which would never be allowed today:

Not Strong Enough
Seems as if women were being portrayed as being so weak and helpless that they couldn’t even open a bottle of ketchup. But don’t worry there is one that they can open. Wow!
Women are most definitely not weak or helpless.

There are so many things wrong with this ad: If I am unable to make a good cup of tea, my husband will leave. but if I switch brands he won’t? If this isn’t messed up then I don’t know what is.

Rico says there are dozens more; go here if you want to view them.

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