Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads You've Got to See to Believe

Sheila

I don't know about you, but sometimes when I look at vintage pictures of well-dressed women, I almost wish I was born back then. But then I look at these horrendously sexist ads and heave a sigh of relief. So put on Queen Bee's "Run the World" and take a look at what was perfectly acceptable back in the day. It will amuse you and make you shudder at the same time!

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Take Your Vitamins...so You Can Work Harder for Your Husband?!

Take Your Vitamins...so You Can Work Harder for Your Husband?!

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The very notion that a woman's energy should be solely devoted to tending to her husband's needs is not just antiquated, it's downright laughable in today's world. Yet, that's precisely what this ad seems to suggest. With a cheery smile, the woman appears to be the embodiment of domestic bliss, all thanks to her trusty vitamins. Forget about personal ambitions or self-care—no, her pep and vigor are reserved for dusting, cooking, and ensuring her husband’s life is as smooth as silk. It's a perfect snapshot of the era's unapologetic gender roles, encapsulated in one glossy, patronizing advertisement.

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It's STILL All about What Men Think of Us

It's STILL All about What Men Think of Us

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Apparently Having "middle-age" Skin Was a Crime....

Apparently Having "middle-age" Skin Was a Crime....

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Talk about Being a "douche"bag

Talk about Being a "douche"bag

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Because Men Apparently Smell like Roses All the Time?

Because Men Apparently Smell like Roses All the Time?

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*facepalm*

*facepalm*

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At First It Seems Harmless, but then...

At First It Seems Harmless, but then...

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I Don't Even...

I Don't Even...

9

No She Wont, I Can Promise You That

No She Wont, I Can Promise You That

10

How is This Okay?!

How is This Okay?!

11

Did You Say Free Booklet?

Did You Say Free Booklet?

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I Suppose This Isn't Very Different from Today's Ads

I Suppose This Isn't Very Different from Today's Ads

13

Rolling My Eyes so Hard Right Now

Rolling My Eyes so Hard Right Now

14

STILL? STILL?!!

STILL? STILL?!!

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#Lifegoals

#Lifegoals

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Wow, Being Able to Cook Was a Really Big Deal Back then!

Wow, Being Able to Cook Was a Really Big Deal Back then!

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This Calls for a Side Eye

This Calls for a Side Eye

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Here We Go with the Cooking Again

Here We Go with the Cooking Again

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How Charming

How Charming

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What Does Your Man's Morning Breath Smell like?

What Does Your Man's Morning Breath Smell like?

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And Finally....

And Finally....

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Most of these commercials are really old. Americans have changed their ways a lot looking back to the past!

Omg! So awful.

This makes me excited to have a husband one day. I'm so against this that the guy who I marry will have to be against this, too. He WILL do laundry, clean, and care for the kids as much as I do. It's all about what you're willing to deal with, ladies!

Men r idiots that is the one and only explanation

If Im single nowadays because of my ideals, back then I would have not evwn bothered, lol. Wow, "train your wife". Wow.

I would have just killed myself if I lived back in those times... 😷😷😷

I don't care what decade I'm in, if someone talk to me like that I would dump them faster than you could ever imagine

Looking at all the comments,thank heavens we women have changed ! Maybe some men haven't though ? If you ask your mothers and grandmothers to think back and then tell you how they felt as young women about the men and women's roles they may well surprise you .

I feel bad for the women who lived and got married in these times:( ugh

These are hilarious, especially #19!

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