Thirty-five ridiculous vintage ads that serve as a reminder of how different our social values used to be. 35 Bizarre (And Offensive) Vintage Ads. By Erin Kelly on October 17, If you want to understand the history Then, check out some of history's most offensive sexist ads. And be sure to like All That Is Interesting on. While doing research on racist ads last week, I found just as many vintage advertisements that were shockingly sexist, in a way it would be a lot harder to get away with today. (Just ask Belvedere Vodka.) From beating (#14, #28, #34) and murdering (#6) your wife to sexual assault overtones (#37), all's fair.
It's true that modern-day ads objectify women, but there's no way companies could get away with what they just did a half-century ago. In the Pre-Civil Rights era, major brands like Kellogg's featured sexist slogans, like "The Harder A Wife Works, The Cuter She Looks." Other companies promoted. Vintage adverts show how offensive and sexist the industry really was, back in the day.