Skip to comments.Politically Incorrect Car Ads from Yesteryear
Posted on 02/19/2014 2:42:39 PM PST by Impala64ssa
Mad Men fans know women took a lot of sexist hits in the past when it came to advertising. Heres a look at some of those cringe-worthy classics from the automobile world, along with some others that might make you question whether the good old days were always so good.
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Chrysler didn’t require the bail-out because of poor advertising, but because of a poor product.
True, the Aspen/Volares that replaced the Dart/Valiant have the dubious distinction of being among the most recalled cars in history. Even today, any of them still around in mint condition are considered nothing more than used cars.
I didn’t see The National Lampoon VW ad.
You’re too quick!
People who get bothered by those ads don’t have enough to do.
I have a conservative Christian friend who would be bugged by them, though. Just the other day she went off on a rant, saying she is a “conservative feminist” and she is sick of sexism from men. Said she has a problem with the Bible’s language about women, who can do whatever a man can do.
The wussification of America continues.....
Sooner or later we men need to put our foot down and stop this nonsense.
Go out, find a Lib and kick his a$$.
“The beer that made Milwaukee famous”
Just to take that first ad, being a redcap was a respectable job, with decent pay. And lots of blacks came north to the cities to get that kind of job.
Do they think the LBJ approach to blacks is better? Instead of encouraging them to work for a living, give them free lunches if they promise to vote for you forever.
And pay them extra if they agree to break up their marriages and bring up their kids as hip-hopping drug dealers, muggers, and gangsters.
Oh, and of course hate whitey rather than work with him.
"Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak, but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." 1 Corinthians 14: 34-37
That should send your friend into the stratosphere for a bit. :-)
That one jumped out at me too. I don’t think duck hunting is even politically incorrect.
Yeah, I bought a ‘76 Volare. If I recall correctly, I had six or seven recalls in a little over two years. Other than these “minor” (not really) headaches, I liked the car. I still have a “new” or never used AM radio from that car.
I guess you know that “Sally sits on Schlitz all day.”
I actually brought those into our conversation, along with a couple of other verses. Her reaction was to tell me that, well, “letting” my husband be head of the house is all right for me, but she and her husband love and respect each other too much.
Yes, she went there. She also told me she could never respond to her husband as “lord and master.” I think she really believes that’s what I do.
(I told my husband that part, and he said, “Well, any time you want to start would be appropriate.”) LOL
.... which, while true to a degree, doesn't imply that's what God CREATED them to do. Don't like it, take it up with Him. All the males alive at the time were asleep when it happened (a foretaste of things to come!). Doesn't mean the God advocates or even tolerates bad behavior toward women.
Is she an Episcopalian? Probably not since she says she is a “conservative”.
Someone was joking with me recently that when Sarah called Abraham Lord in her heart, it was more of an “Oh, dear lord!” thing! XD
>>that might make you question whether the good old days were always so good.
All of those just reminded me that the “good old days” really WERE that good!
I say "Yuck - don't buy a Chevy truck."
I buy a lot of toys for my grandson at Amazon, and you wouldn’t believe the number of reviews from women incensed over the fact that a toy fire truck has only male firemen. They’re thrilled when a fire truck,police car etc.has females or multicultural figures.
My first car was a 1975 Plymouth Valiant. Rusty, dusty and trusty. The slant-6 engine was nigh indestructible. It even survived an encounter with a 12 point buck (the car came with the nick name “The Deer Slayer.” Horrible rust problem, though. It was so rusted that one of the rear leaf springs had gone through the floor in the trunk. But it never failed to start and always got me where I was going. It had over 240,000 miles on it the day it finally met it’s end...when the gas tank was knocked out from under the car from a speed bump. The aforementioned leaf spring through the trunk made the car rid lopsided, sit the tank would hit the ground every now and then on speed bumps and potholes.
Is this really a Chevy ad? Surely not????
You're right. God cherishes all of His children, male and female. He made us different, and he made us (women) from Adam, but He doesn't value us less.
Until around 1955, when they changed the formulation. New owners of the company decided that Americans drank beer so cold that taste didn't matter all that much. Cheapen the ingredients and you have a less tasty beer.
The first cold swig is the one that refreshes you, but the bottom of the bottle is what you remember tasting the most, and it's not so cold by then.
No, she's an evangelical, she faithfully attends Bible study, and I have never known her to be anything other than conservative. I don't know where all that stuff came from.
I suppose she doesn’t wear a head cover when she enters church? I think I know what your answer will be.
“And they went bankrupt and needed a gov’t bailout a few years later.”
But unlike GM, they paid the money back and early, too.
It’s a video on Vimeo advertising a wedding videographer:
Here is the company the advertisement is for:
I don’t understand the context to this discussion at all.
The receiver on that Winchester Model 12 is not to scale if he's using the Heavy Duck version.
That was written because the women in that church were always asking during the reading of Paul’s letters what did he mean. Then it was taken out of context to apply to all churches ever since.
Dog's not at heel - he's out past the muzzle of the gun.
That's a gun safety warning in a hunting test. Can deafen or even pepper your dog.
You spoke to Paul personally about his intent? You look very well for your age. :-)
Well that snide remark didn’t take long for a comeback. There are many books on that subject that support what I said. As for men having dominion over women, have some guy come to the flight deck when I’m the PIC and tell me what to do. Or a guy who doesn’t know anything about emergency medical procedures to tell me how to perform my duty. I suggest you do some studying.
A ‘69 Dodge Charger R/T or a woman. Tough choice.
VW was not pleased and threatened to sue the makers of the ad.
But then, we know VW are stupid capitalists, having recently favored the UAW organizing their Tennessee plant, which their workers proved smart enough to reject.
In fact he says "I can't wait for these kind of old people to die off, so that there will be more tolerance".
WTF is wrong with the ad?
That a black man points at the car admiringly?
I'm in my late 40s and I've NEVER seen a non-black skycap.
Those guys make good money and rake in the tips.
Is hard work something to be ashamed of? I think not.
No head cover
Yes, that is in a real chevy truck ad.
Etymologists agree this practise was the origin for the phrase "hot" girl: a girl who could well keep a motor warm.
Who the hell does the author think buys 95% of those dime store romances? Women may or may not yearn to be tamed, but there sure are a lot of them who enjoy fantasizing about it.
Note the massive success of 50 Shades, as a somewhat more aggressive example. Vast majority sold to women.
It should be mentioned here that many of the old car ads were made to appeal to women...
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