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45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today

Advertisers today are still printing and filming sexist ads, but early print advertisements were a lot more blatant, some of them downright offensive. I can’t believe this was acceptable. Could you imagine what the reaction would be if any of these advertisements were put up today?

1. Kellogg’s Pep

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Kellogg’s Pep

2. Palmolive

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Palmolive

3. Lysol

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Lysol

4. Drummond Sweaters

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Drummond Sweaters

5. Advertisement For Automatic Transmission

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Mini Automatic

6. Datacomp

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
DataComp

7. Kenwood Chef

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Kenwood Chef

8. Dormeyer

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Dormeyer

9. Advertisement for STDs.

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
STD Advertisement

10. Del Monte Ketchup

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Del Monte Ketchup

11. Facial Cleanser

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Cleanser

12. Mr. Leggs

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Mr. Leggs

13. Chase & Sanborn Coffee

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Chase & Sanborn Coffee

14. Amolin

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Amolin

15. Zonite

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Zonite

16. Drummond Sweaters

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Drummon Sweaters

17. D-Con Mouse Poison

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
d-Con

18. Total

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
total

19. Demure

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Demure

20. A Shoe Ad

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Shoes

21. Parker Pens

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Parker

22. Sears Kenmore Stoves

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Sears Kenmore Stove

23. Tiparillo

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Tiparillo

24. Mom’s On A Warpath

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Ivory Soap

25. Ballot For Women’s Voting

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Progress Publishing Co

26. Hoover Company

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Hoover

27. Mornidine

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Mornidine

28. Van Heusen

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Van Heusen

29. Volkswagen

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Volkswagen

30. Schlitz

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Schlitz

31. Zonite

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Zonite

32. Palmolive

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Palmolive

33. Van Heusen

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Van Heusen

34. Hotpoint Dishwashers

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Hotpoint

35. Lysol

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Lysol

36. Listerine

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Listerine

37. How To Add Glamorous Curves

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Numal

38. Koratron

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Koratron

39. Lux

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
LUX

40. Dorothy Gray Salon

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Dorothy Gray Salon

41. Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Pitney-Bowes

42. Fuller Bosom

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Bonomo Ritual

43. Bon Ami

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Bon Ami

44. Thermodor

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Thermodor

45. Tipalet

45 Vintage Sexist Advertisements That Would Never Fly Today
Tipalet

Some of these are just downright offensive, like the, “Is it always illegal to kill a woman?” Yes, yes it is! It’s amazing that when printing these advertisements that most people didn’t even bat an eye. It was the norm in the 1950s and 1960s, but times have definitely changed. Women can vote, they work outside of the home, and they don’t necessarily do all of the cleaning. We are slowly becoming a more equal society, but there are some areas that could still use some improving.

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