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25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads
The Best Article Every Day ^ | May 27, 2010 | Oral Adams

Posted on 06/03/2010 7:00:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads

by Oral Adams

Since the 50’s, a lot has changed in way of women’s rights and their duties in and out of the house. I highly doubt any company could get away with phrases like “The Chef [mixer] does everything but cook – that’s what wives are for!” nowadays. Or how about an ad agency pitching a company an idea of a wife bent over her husband’s knee as he prepares to spank her.

If your husband finds out

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 1950s; ads; donnareed; leaveittobeaver; madisonavenue; madmen; marketing; pc; politicalcorrectness; politicallyincorrect; retro; sexist; thosewerethedays; vintage
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1 posted on 06/03/2010 7:00:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Ahhhh........ The good days.


2 posted on 06/03/2010 7:02:41 PM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound. He's dead now.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Or how about an ad agency pitching a company an idea of a wife bent over her husband’s knee as he prepares to spank her.

Oh, there's still a market for that one.

3 posted on 06/03/2010 7:04:00 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (If one racist Tea-Partier proves all conservatives hate, what do 500 Muslim suicide bombers prove?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Of course, it’s the reverse now. Every man, and especially every husband or father, is portrayed as an incompetent bumbling idior by the media.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 7:04:41 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: donhunt

5 posted on 06/03/2010 7:05:39 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Braniff International, 1969 Pictures, Images and Photos Stewardess Pictures, Images and Photos

They left out vintage Southwest Airlines and Braniff.

6 posted on 06/03/2010 7:07:32 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh please....we see this same crap all the time, today. Only now it’s the “Superior Female” over the “Dullard Male”.


7 posted on 06/03/2010 7:10:03 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (FREE ARIZONA!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

My wife complains about those all the time.


8 posted on 06/03/2010 7:11:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Snickering Hound
I flew to and from Vietnam on Braniff. Travis AFB to Tan Son Nhut and back. Stunning stewardesses, stunning. Miniskirts, as I recall.

Nam Vet

9 posted on 06/03/2010 7:13:19 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: DogByte6RER

How many fingers does the woman in the 7th ad have? (She says she broke 14 fingernails.)


10 posted on 06/03/2010 7:13:37 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: DogByte6RER

Interestingly, there’s somewhat of a trend toward returning to 50’s era kinds of values, where Papa is the real head of household and actually wears his hat as provider and protector, and Mama is in charge of the house, the children, and everything domestic.

I’ve read quite a lot of commentary by women over the last few years where they’ve discussed that very thing. Seems that a lot of women are sick to death of perpetually adolescent men and simps who can’t do their basic job. I think there’s no doubt that there’s a move toward more traditional lifestyles occurring in the country.

I don’t think anyone wants to see women be degraded and suppressed in our culture as they once were, but a return to timeless family roles and models is healthy, in my opinion.


11 posted on 06/03/2010 7:16:34 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DogByte6RER
wow. thank you for posting this.

Any guy who gets his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas is freakin crazy. wow. I was amazed, and if I can say so, a little turned on. It would be nice, it would be a treat to have a wife who is a female and not a 'partner'. aye, but those days are gone. I think this is why so many men marry foreign women.

12 posted on 06/03/2010 7:17:08 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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bump


13 posted on 06/03/2010 7:18:19 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: DogByte6RER

*sigh* where is Randolph Scott when you need him?


14 posted on 06/03/2010 7:19:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: 240B
Any guy who gets his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas is freakin crazy.

My husband got me the Dyson Supervac for our anniversary. I was thrilled. He knew I wanted a new vacuum cleaner. (Needed, since the old one was past fixing.)

Other times, I'm happy if he brings me a book from the library or a rose from our garden.

15 posted on 06/03/2010 7:22:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Internet. It makes me laugh.)
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To: DogByte6RER

To the moon Alice.

POW

To the moon I tell ya.


16 posted on 06/03/2010 7:22:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SkyDancer

He was gay.


17 posted on 06/03/2010 7:22:35 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Internet. It makes me laugh.)
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To: 240B

I got a vacuum once for Mother’s day. It was a Dyson - so it was okay :)


18 posted on 06/03/2010 7:22:56 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: driftdiver

Consider me another one. I’m sick of seeing men bashed all the time.


19 posted on 06/03/2010 7:23:06 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: SoftballMominVA

See my #15.


20 posted on 06/03/2010 7:23:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Internet. It makes me laugh.)
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To: 240B
It would be nice, it would be a treat to have a wife who is a female and not a 'partner'.

I feel very lucky to have a wife who's a "post feminist". She's of a generation (or breed) who are liberated not only from the old suffocating paternalism of days gone by, but also of the man-hating ultra feminism of the 70s and 80s.

She's been my business partner for 15 years, but is also a wonderful mother and wife. I have no complaints, and feel greatly blessed to have her.

On the flip side, she demands that I wear my hat like any man ought to. Keeps my on my toes, boy.

21 posted on 06/03/2010 7:23:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: kaehurowing
Of course, it’s the reverse now. Every man, and especially every husband or father, is portrayed as an incompetent bumbling idior by the media.

The worst ad I've ever seen in my life was by Ford a couple years back in which a divorced Dad has to thank his wife for a ride with his kids. It made me put $3000 into my F-150 rather than buying a new one.

22 posted on 06/03/2010 7:29:11 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: DogByte6RER

Many cultures outside the United States still have men and women in more traditional roles. I know that in India, women, while valued and respected, still feel it is their role to care for their husband and to take care of the home for him, because he is the one who has to go out and earn and provide for the family. Sure, some of these ads are a little overt in being insensitive, or even a little cruel, but I’d bet that at least some of these were meant to be published in men’s magazines, so it’s not properly fair to call them out. Remember too that since women back then stayed home, they did a lot more gossiping with the other women in their neighborhood, and surely said as bad if not worse things about the men (and a lot more personal too).


23 posted on 06/03/2010 7:31:50 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: SkyDancer

http://randolphscott.ytmnd.com/


24 posted on 06/03/2010 7:32:14 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: DogByte6RER

Goldie Hawn??

25 posted on 06/03/2010 7:32:38 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: DogByte6RER
I didn't see the Springmaid Sheets' "A buck well spent on a Springmaid Sheet" ad.

Maybe it's more "sexy" than sexist.


26 posted on 06/03/2010 7:37:34 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Tax-chick
So all the flowers and diamonds and cards I bought were useless?

I just needed to buy her a vacuum or an ironing board or pick axe?

btw, i am just kidding around here

27 posted on 06/03/2010 7:38:40 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: KosmicKitty

Funny, that is exactly what I thought.


28 posted on 06/03/2010 7:39:42 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

“Any guy who gets his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas is freakin crazy. wow.”

What happens if you do this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyduncFpzl4


29 posted on 06/03/2010 7:39:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 240B

Diamonds are a waste to any woman who works with her hands. A vacuum is appreciated every 10 to 15 years. Flowers or cards any time, especially if we grew the flowers ;-).


30 posted on 06/03/2010 7:39:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Internet. It makes me laugh.)
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To: 240B

LOL! Yeah, he might end up ‘in the doghouse’.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F2md4uGmMU


31 posted on 06/03/2010 7:40:18 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: All
The Springmaid Sheet "A buck well spent on a Springmaid Sheet" ad I linked above.

This link to a poster vendor has a better image. Both images I linked are from google images

32 posted on 06/03/2010 7:43:01 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DogByte6RER

There are even more sexist adds today.

Its not that the white male is depicted as the worthless dope, while Mom is the single handed savior.


33 posted on 06/03/2010 7:45:29 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Opps, you beat me to it.


34 posted on 06/03/2010 7:45:44 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: kaehurowing

ALWAYS


35 posted on 06/03/2010 7:46:17 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh my goodness!

That was unbelievable.

Thank you so much for that.


36 posted on 06/03/2010 7:49:09 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: DogByte6RER
Photobucket
37 posted on 06/03/2010 7:55:04 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: DogByte6RER

Actually, after viewing all the ads what’s changed?

Take away the word “wife” and most of this has come true.

Liberals have taken away any vestige of protection or specialness from womanhood.

These ads aren’t conservative, but a liberal man’s fantasy (I use the term man loosely only to differentiate genetically).

Now they’ve got the best of both worlds - a slavishly devoted sex toy without any of the responsibility or overhead of a wife and family.

The ads are as immature as feminists and metrosexuals.


38 posted on 06/03/2010 7:55:55 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: 240B
I just needed to buy her a vacuum or an ironing board or pick axe?

Trust me, you give your gal gifts of a vacuum, ironing board, and pick axe, she'll find them all useful.

Especially the pick axe.

39 posted on 06/03/2010 7:59:34 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: 240B

There was a time when people had a lot less money, and a vacuum cleaner would have been considered a very nice present because it lessened a workload and took quite a while to save for.


40 posted on 06/03/2010 8:01:11 PM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: SkyDancer
*sigh* where is Randolph Scott when you need him?

___________________________________________

Obviously replaced by Goldie Hawn.

41 posted on 06/03/2010 8:04:44 PM PDT by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: SkyDancer
*sigh* where is Randolph Scott when you need him?

Cary Grant's place?

42 posted on 06/03/2010 8:06:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

I haven’t been able to find my favorite—the old Mobil Oil add that had several women sitting together, one with a large bust, with the caption “We’re the sister with the added dimension” or something like that.


43 posted on 06/03/2010 8:10:25 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: DogByte6RER
I would argue that we have learned nothing because today's ads are qualitatively the same; they simply reverse the ridicule and contempt. Modern advertising depicts men as stupid, venal, helpless creatures in the same way that these silly print ads depicted women. Who can't imagine hearing, for example, "You mean a MAN can open it?" in a new ad?

We've learned nothing if all we do is change only the target of our hatred and contempt.

44 posted on 06/03/2010 8:12:40 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer)
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To: 240B

Dittos!!!!! The ‘Lysol’ for beaver maintenance was my pick for number 1.


45 posted on 06/03/2010 8:16:31 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Yossarian

HAHAHA, jeez

You guys are a great group to hang around.


46 posted on 06/03/2010 8:23:25 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

Marrying foreign women really doesn’t work unless you stay in the foreign country. They become “americanized’ and you’re no better off at that point.


47 posted on 06/03/2010 8:30:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Marrying foreign women really doesn’t work unless you stay in the foreign country. They become “americanized’ and you’re no better off at that point.

EDDEEEEEEE! I want to talk to yoooooooo, I'm an American woman now, I want what's coming to me....What have you done for me late-leeee? HALF!!!

48 posted on 06/03/2010 8:32:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 240B
Any guy who gets his wife a vacuum cleaner for Christmas is freakin crazy. wow.

I did last Christmas, a Dyson, the central vac hose was a pain to haul out everytime you needed a small clean-up. She loves it.

49 posted on 06/03/2010 8:34:07 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (I saw manbearpig and all I got was an autographed picture of Helen Thomas.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

There’s just too much going on in that photo to comment on!


50 posted on 06/03/2010 8:38:32 PM PDT by peggybac
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