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33 Ridiculously Sexist Vintage Ads. Yes, These Are Actually Real.

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Being "skinny" was a deal-breaker, according to this ad, which also claims that ingesting yeast makes you attractive (???)

source: Thought Catalog
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Good looks aren't enough, though, when you buy the wrong deodorant.

source: Thought Catalog
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Nothing says "I love you, Merry Christmas!" like a vacuum.

source: Plan 59
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Does your wife have morning sickness? Don't worry, just dose her with drugs so she can cook you breakfast.

source: Thought Catalog
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I can't even.

source: Amusing Planet
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Men are the best, except when it comes to feeding themselves.

source: Washington Post
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So, women who can't cook are less than human. Got it.

source: gizmodo
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When this ad was made, insurers had not yet realized that women have fewer accidents than men.

source: Thought Catalog
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He seems like a keeper.

source: Thought Catalog
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If your husband isn't romancing you, your skin-care regimen is to blame.

source: Washington Post
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"GAP-OSIS" is a truly terrible euphemism for a badly-cut dress.

source: Thought Catalog
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Don't worry, darling.

source: gizmodo
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There were SO MANY ways to lose "him."

source: Thought Catalog
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Stockings with runs could have life-long consequences.

source: Thought Catalog
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This is how I would feel if I was surrounded by commercials like these.

source: Thought Catalog
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Nope, this one makes no sense either.

source: Washington Post
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OBVIOUSLY it's more important to be pretty than clever.

source: Amusing Planet
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Want to avoid terrorizing male family members? Choose the right brand of soap.

source: Duke University Library
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A garishly-patterned tie will get you breakfast in bed and world domination.

source: Thought Catalog
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A breakfast cereal that helps you do MORE HOUSEWORK. Where has this been all my life.

source: Thought Catalog
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Nothing puts a woman in her place like a two-tone cuban heel.

source: bradruggles
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Remember.

source: gizmodo
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Every girl's dream.

source: gizmodo
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~Eyeroll~

source: gizmodo
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Well, don't YOU hate a sissy-sweet salad?

source: gizmodo
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Ad copy, 60s-style: "Men are better than women!"

source: gizmodo
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A "Fowler's Vacola Bottling Outfit" seems a pretty specific years-long longing, but each to their own.

source: gizmodo
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"A man": The ONLY reason you ladies might want to clean your teeth.

source: historybyzim.com
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The surprising thing here is that her husband let her drive.

source: sarahmbraun.com
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The best way to sell a slide projector is with a "projection equipment" joke. Sigh.

source: zdnet.com
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Not cooking is one of the many reasons men will hate you.

source: Flickr: retroarama
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Because why buy a gift that the bride-to-be would actually like?

source: pzrservices.typepad.com
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The idea that "feminine hygiene" caused breakups is really common in vintage ads, and also really sad.

source: gizmodo
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Every little girl's dream is serving a man, apparently.

source: downtheaislenotes.blogspot.com
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The longer I look at this, the more demeaning it gets.

source: vintagediggs.com
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Nothing says "I love you" like fat-shaming your daughter.

source: vintage-ads.livejournal.com
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Axioms: 1. Secretaries are always women. 2. Women care more about their nails than ~anything~.

source: bitrebels.com
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Husbands were easily humiliated, back in the day.

source: gizmodo
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Obviously, an electric kettle is worth fake-crying for.

source: gizmodo
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In this ad the husband leaves his wife AND DAUGHTER over "feminine hygiene" :(

source: gizmodo
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Clearly if your husband is hot, that is just one more cause for shame and worry.

source: gizmodo
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Romance dies!

source: gizmodo
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Your underwear is a cunning snare for men, who don't ever ~want~ to be in a relationship.

source: gizmodo
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Choosing the wrong cleaning product calls for a cheerful invitation to domestic violence, apparently.

source: gizmodo
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Pear-shape-shaming has a long history.

source: gizmodo

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