HEALTHY LIVING
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Oldies But Baddies: Sexist Advertisements

In A politically correct age, they seem like outrageous anachronisms. And there is no doubt these adverts - many taken from the first half of the last century - reveal just how much women used to be caricatured as downtrodden housewives or hair-brained office girls.

Now, a new book - You Mean A Woman Can Open It?: The Woman's Place In The Classic Age Of Advertising - brings together images which would surely cause a howl of protest if they were released today.

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