Vintage Sexist Ads: Real-Life Ads From the ‘Mad Men’ Era


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Times have changed. For all the intensive airbrushing and male gaze conversations, advertising really has come a long way. Women’s bodies may still figure prominently into mainstream media, but at least major national brands aren’t using overtly sexist taglines anymore. Curious how insulting and offensive they were in the past? Just take a look at this collection of vintage sexist ads we’ve rounded up.

Before you start boycotting Pyrex, remember that it was a different time. Have you seen worse? Were you floored by the ad standards (ahem, lack thereof) of the past? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to SHARE these vintage sexist ads with your friends!