18 Controversial Vintage Adverts That Would Be Banned Today.
Here's the thing: As a modern woman, I look back at the last 50 or 60 years and feel that I have a lot to be thankful for. I can vote, I'm not expected to be subservient to my husband, and I can even leave the house wearing pants - it really is the future!
Looking back on these old advertisements is like peeking into an era that I am happy to have missed, one where men made the rules and women were not only the target audience, but also the butt of the joke. Some of them will make you smile, if only for their absurdity. Then again, some of them might fill your wild feminist heart with rage. Just remember, we've made it through and it's all in good fun - Except #13. That's just messed up.
#1. Gee mommy, I sure do have a lot of childhood asthma.
#2. We can tie our shoes and think for ourselves, too!
#3. Not for all the ties in the world.
#4. Now, we think guys who wear Old Spice just smell like their fathers.
#5. Keep her...safe? Warm? In a closet, forever?
#6. I fully support the idea of Vitamin Donuts.
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