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'Mad Men' premiere: Sexist ads from the era of Don Draper
New York Daily News ^ | April 5, 2013

Posted on 04/07/2013 3:25:12 PM PDT by SMGFan

'Mad Men' premiere: Mr. Leggs: 'It's nice to have a girl around the house.'

A picture says 1,000 words, right? Well, these ads tell us everything we need to know about "Mad Men"-era sexism. In this ad for Mr. Leggs dress pants, a woman's head is attached to a tiger-skin rug. (Tiger lady, get it?) A man, dressed as though he works for Don Draper himself, triumphantly places his shoe on the woman's head. The headline? "It's nice to have a girl around the house." Oh, and the copy? Oh my: "Though she was a tiger lady, our hero didn’t have to fire a shot to floor her. After one look at his Mr. Leggs slacks, she was ready to have him walk all over her. That noble styling sure soothes the savage heart!"

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Society
KEYWORDS: advertising; culturewar; madmen; savethemales
Are there any video on youtube of this type of TV ads?
1 posted on 04/07/2013 3:25:12 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

It was considered sexist for a boss to have sex with his secretary. Until Bill Clinton had sex with his college intern and then the Feminazis came out to defend it and attacked women who stepped forward with allegations of rape, sexual harassment, intimidation (slashed tires, dead animals, police powertrips).

Now all of the advertising has been queered up.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 3:27:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SMGFan

Doubtful. This is just more left wing re-writing of history.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 3:28:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SMGFan

the Mattel Tommy burst detective set.… (WITH REAL SHOOTIN SHELLS!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=aMqd5EQXD-g&feature=endscreen


4 posted on 04/07/2013 3:37:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
From the WWI era...


5 posted on 04/07/2013 3:44:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SMGFan; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz; JoeProBono
She blinded ME! With SCIENCE!


6 posted on 04/07/2013 3:50:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Joe 6-pack

24 more of them.

7 posted on 04/07/2013 3:55:59 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: a fool in paradise

8 posted on 04/07/2013 4:06:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

9 posted on 04/07/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: BenLurkin

Very doubtful. Many of us were around in the mid 60s and sure don’t remember anything like that.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 4:23:00 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SMGFan
sexist ad photo: sexist vintage ad mansworld1.jpg
11 posted on 04/07/2013 4:27:18 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Hi, ‘Little Folks’ magazine? I’d like a Big Dick.”


12 posted on 04/07/2013 4:30:43 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SMGFan

My Lord, this stuff is awful. I always thought the feminists were crazy and that the women of the 1950s didn’t really suffer any significant discrimination, but maybe I was wrong.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 5:24:35 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
Or this ad.


14 posted on 04/07/2013 5:26:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SMGFan
When America was normal.


15 posted on 04/07/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
This one's only slightly sexist...


16 posted on 04/07/2013 5:34:21 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SMGFan
There is nothing wrong with this ad...


17 posted on 04/07/2013 5:36:47 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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Please help Finish This
FReepathon THIS Month!!

18 posted on 04/07/2013 5:38:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Fresh Wind

Ridge Tool (now part of Emerson) was located near Cleveland.
Back in the 60s and 70s they put out a calendar that was highly prized.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SMGFan; a fool in paradise

Get yer biscuits in the oven
And yer buns in the bed,
That's what I to my baby said!

20 posted on 04/07/2013 5:41:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SMGFan; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Where is that ad with the men in the foreground on the couch, watching TV and drinking beer (I think) while wifey is in the background washing dishes?


21 posted on 04/07/2013 5:44:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Snickering Hound
Thanks, Hound, that's the one, no TV, no beer, but dishwashing exactly as I described it! Classic! (I bet this one is being studied at leading universities!)


22 posted on 04/07/2013 6:07:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SMGFan

it would be nice to have a 1950s girl around the house. imagine living in a time of intact families, largely. not perfect families, but intact families. and almost all black families intact.


23 posted on 04/07/2013 6:07:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

and i will clarify that by that i don’t mean a stupid woman, or a woman that doesn’t have a backbone. more so a woman who isn’ t constantly trying to be the mnan, always in charge. one who knows that often, being second in command is a lot better in many ways.


24 posted on 04/07/2013 6:15:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SMGFan

I remember analyzing ads, TV and newspaper, in college. It was fun and educational. Of course it is easy to see the folly of advertisements that are 50 years old, just as when simpletons boo the screen of movie theaters showing old flicks whenever such themes as we see them here appear, all to demonstrate to themselves and to one another how enlightened and superior human beings they all are, which for me makes for another reason to avoid movie theaters. But it’s not so easy to analyze today’s ads, which in 50 years will look as ridiculous as those posted above look to us today, you can bet.


25 posted on 04/07/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SMGFan

How about the Svedka robot sex doll? Seen on the Jon Stewart show...not much more sexist than that, and it’s yesterday’s ad.


26 posted on 04/07/2013 7:17:51 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Where is that ad with the men in the foreground on the couch, watching TV and drinking beer (I think) while wifey is in the background washing dishes?

I don't know that one but I did find this classic from Will Elder.


27 posted on 04/08/2013 1:09:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!
But it’s not so easy to analyze today’s ads, which in 50 years will look as ridiculous as those posted above look to us today, you can bet.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 1:11:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!
Get yer biscuits in the oven And yer buns in the bed, That's what I to my baby said!

Kinky Friedman MIGHT have won his race for Texas Governor if that'd been his motto instead of the middlebrow liberalism he slid into spouting.

29 posted on 04/08/2013 1:13:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ottbmare; Revolting cat!
My Lord, this stuff is awful. I always thought the feminists were crazy and that the women of the 1950s didn’t really suffer any significant discrimination, but maybe I was wrong.

It went both ways, Francis.

The politically correct crowd made sure nobody had a sense of humor about such things anymore.

30 posted on 04/08/2013 1:16:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Good one, but an easy one, too. The more interesting, rich in content ads are in magazines, especially women’s mags.

The battleship ad today would save the admaker expense by excluding the unnecessary mom and sis, no longer required to demonstrate the normalcy of the household. Oh, and the boys wouldn’t be playing a warmongering game, no siree, but maybe tiddlywinks, or better yet, some kind of a social justice game, about feeding tubercular orphans in Africa (where else!), or even a jigsaw puzzle assembling together a visage of, who d’ya think, why, Dorothy, of course!


31 posted on 04/08/2013 6:06:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SMGFan
Here's a more modern one...


32 posted on 04/05/2014 4:58:03 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ottbmare

To the women of the fifties, they didn’t.

It is all a matter of perspective.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 5:15:15 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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