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Sexist Vintage Ads

These Vintage Newsreels Are Absurdly Sexist

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women

When it comes to backwards ideas about women, vintage print ads weren't the only pieces of media history that served up casual sexism by the truckload...

These Sexist Vintage Ads Would Be Totally Unacceptable Today

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

We often yearn for a simpler time. You know, back when we didn't all have a smartphone, two e-mail addresses, and a laptop to keep us distracted at al...

11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Always wish you had dimples? There's a contraption for that. From the depths of our nightmares comes 11 vintage ads selling everything from sauna ...

LOOK: Vintage Furniture Proves Sex Doesn't Always Sell

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

From the "If Sterling Cooper Was A Real Ad Agency" department comes this gem of a furniture advertisement that tries to convince hapless fedora-wearin...

LOOK: Grape Nuts Used To Fat-Shame Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Advertising isn't known for being body positive. Companies as diverse as AshleyMadison.com and Oatmeals NY have resorted to shaming potential customer...

LOOK: Sexist Car Ad From 1967 Shows How Far We Haven't Come

Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Today's car ads may not imply that men need to teach their women how to drive, but they aren't much better than their vintage counterparts.

CRINGE: 17 Sexist Vintage Ads For Spouses

Posted 09.21.2012 | Weddings

Is a push-up bra the secret to snagging a husband? According to one vintage ad, the answer is a resounding "Yes." (Can you see us cringing?) Click ...

17 Cringe-Worthy Ads For 50s Wives

Posted 08.19.2012 | Weddings

Are you boring your husband to death? There used to be a pill for that. Click through the slideshow below to see some cringe-worthy vintage ads...

Outrageous Vintage Ads That Show How Far We've Come (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

There was a time in this country when print advertisements were overtly racist, sexist and gave extremely unhealthy advice, almost as if everyday was ...