These sexist vintage ads are horrific evidence of how crappy society used to treat women. Each advertisement is an instruction manual for a woman to know her place. They clearly lay out a girl’s priorities: cook, clean, satisfy your husbands desires, play dumb, look pretty and remember men are just generally better. This wasn’t all that long ago and with the lack of subtly it isn’t surprising there is so much work to be done in terms of equal treatment and respect. While looking at these ads, I urge you think about the ads you see today. Are the messages any different? Are kitchen appliances still marketed to only women? Is the color pink? Are women made into sexual objects? Are youth and beauty glamorized? The ads may be more subtle but the messages may remain the same.
Men Ask,Guys don't care if you're smart. Better yet, guys don't want you to be smart. If you know what's good for you, kiddo.
It's A Man's WorldBeing a wife is just like being a slave except you have to look pretty!
Men Are Better Than WomenScientific Fact: Men are just better.
Innocence Is Sexy?EW. Ew. Ew.
Is It Illegal To Kill A Woman?I guess it better be since men want to kill us apparently.
I'll Only Learn To Drive. . . if my car matches my outfit.
Be A Good HousewifeYour husband will be more attracted to you if you fulfill your "womanly duties," that's all that matters. Forget your happiness.
Two Kinds Of DeodorantYour vagina is just so smelly, girl!
Pink Is For GirlsRespect is for men then, I guess.
Make Me A Sammich!Cooking is for women. Thinking is for men.
Tampax Will Steal Your VirginityBut my virginity is how I measure my self worth!
Wear Your Excitement. . . because your appearance is the only way to be fulfilled.
My Hands Are So DaintyWow, I guess this is what inspired Bic For Her.
Are You Getting Older?It's your fault that you're aging. It has NOTHING to do with the natural process your body goes through. It's your fault. Stop being so old. UGH!
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