Tuesday, June 8, 2010

25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads

This is a few weeks old by now, but better late then never. Trust me when I say that. It's been sitting in a Firefox tab since May 27th, taunting me because I haven't had a chance to read it.

I'm glad that (for the most part) society no longer views women and mothers like this. Of course there are the sexist exceptions to every rule, and even women who wish that the old bullshit was still status quo, but we've come a long way and I'm thankful that feminism has given us the opportunity to choose our own paths.

25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads (via ICanHasInternets)

Click through to see the whole list, but first allow me to share my particular favorites.

Oh, you mean THAT'S why I don't thrive on cooking, cleaning, and dusting? Because I grew up on Lucky Charms and Trix? I'd rather drink my medicine, thank you very much.

Vodka does many things, but helping me cook and clean better isn't one of them. I speak from experience. I may have once cooked a frozen pizza and forgotten to take the cardboard circle off before I put it in the oven.

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Fertilized AND over-easy? In case you can't read the text on this one, it's an advertisement for a medication to relieve morning sickness in pregnant women. Because being pukey and hormonal and carrying your freaking child isn't a good enough excuse for not having the bacon and eggs ready.

Um, do you have any idea what I would do if I woke up on christmas morning to find a freaking VACUUM under my tree? Balls would be the first things to get sucked up, and I don't mean the kind that hang on the tree.

Go check out the rest of them, and marvel in the discovery of a use for Lysol that will make you shudder. I'll never look at it the same way again.


  1. OMG @ the Lysol ad....I'm speechless.

  2. You never fail to crack me up. Love the commentary about the Hoover :)

  3. There was a lot of prescription drugs being provided to mothers back then; it's no wonder...

    I wonder if that morning sickness drug is the one my mom took. As a result, my sister cannot have children!

  4. wow these are amazing to view from today's perspective.  (yes I know and agree the situation still needs improving)  I was told and all men should learn not to buy your wife anything that plugs in.  Today's gadgets for pictures, music and reading might be an exception.
    I like the vitamin one the best.  I would love to play around with the word bubbles in that ad.
    "Darling, tuckered out? This duster up your ass will get you moving in no time."



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