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Sexist Advertising

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...

7 Ridiculously Sexual Ads For Totally Unsexy Things

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Sex certainly sells, but some sexual advertisements are more baffling than enticing. This week, Spirit Airlines employed all sorts of vagina jokes...

Seriously, D.C. Metro?

Posted 12.03.2013 | Women

Don't you just hate it when you try to chat with a friend about the transit system, but all her lady-brain can focus on is shoes? The D.C. Metro un...

Why This Ad Campaign Made People Very Angry

Posted 10.24.2013 | Women

Another day, another unnecessarily sexual advertising slogan. Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Company's Blonde Ale features a creepy doll and the s...

This 2013 Ad May As Well Be From 1950

Posted 10.01.2013 | Women

Ladies take care of laundry and groceries, while men travel the world, bringing home the bacon. At least that's the message of a Brinks security ad re...

WATCH: This Ad Is Getting A Whole Lot Of Backlash

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women

Sexist ads are hardly a relic from the "Mad Men" era. In fact, in the past year alone we've been treated to everything from the use of an iconic femin...

LOOK: Sexy Gym Ad Sparks Controversy In D.C. Suburb

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

An ad featuring the humongous likeness of a scantily-dressed woman crawling over a pool table has caught the ire of a group of concerned citizens who...

Well, We Can See Why This Ad Was Banned

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

Sex might sell -- but using that tactic too heavily could also get you into trouble. A commercial featuring Pamela Anderson has been banned in Bri...

PHOTO: Swiffer Is Using Rosie The Riveter To Get Women Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women

When Westinghouse Electric told U.S. women, "We can do it!," to boost worker morale in 1943, we're pretty sure they didn't have household chores in mi...

LOOK: Is This Cervical Cancer PSA Sexist?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Singapore isn't exactly known for subtlety when it comes to public service announcements. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed alerted us to a seriously creepy...

WATCH: What If Ads Depicted Men This Way

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Media and advertising are often unkind to women, but you get the best sense of how unkind when someone compiles several demeaning ads in one place. ...

LOOK: The Wrong Way To Advertise Flowers

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.03.2013 | Women

In the midst of scanning Reddit late last night -- as we are wont to do -- we clicked on a photo tagged "awesome sign from florist" which turned out n...

The App That Could Put An End To Sexist Ads

Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.21.2013 | Women

When it comes to portraying women fairly and accurately, advertising doesn't have a great reputation. We've written about many of the worst offenders ...

Ads Suggest You Need To Be More 'Fresh' If You Want To Get Laid

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women

Are you having trouble getting laid? Maybe you're just not "fresh" enough down there. That's the message coming from "Fresh + Sexy wipes," a new p...

LOOK: Women React To Sexist Super Bowl Ads

Posted 02.03.2013 | Women

Super Bowl commercials are now one of the most anticipated parts of the big game, but that doesn't mean the ads are always clever. Sex sells and -- if...

8 Terrible Super Bowl Ads We'll Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women

Given that a 30-second advertising slot during the Super Bowl can cost up to $4 million, you'd expect companies to be rolling out their best, most eff...

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...

Are These Gym Ads Effective?

Emma Gray | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

A Brazilian gym has released a set of eye-catching advertisements telling women to "Be Independent" ... by opening a jar of olives.

Naked Dead Women Are Hawt!

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

What is it about watching a well-dressed man either about to kill a senseless woman draped over the hood of his car that would make anyone want to buy their clothing?