Ads #36: More Sexist Advertising

For thousands of years, it required physical strength to survive. Thus, the man had a necessary role to fill . But, nowadays, let's face it, men are obsolete - useful, like a male Black Widow spider, only for sperm. In a stricly Darwinian sense, us men are as antiquated as a Commodore 64.

Pretty bleak outlook, eh? I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get my point.  Not so in the 1950s.  In the Mad Men days,  dad was king, lord, and emperor all in one.  Let's take a brief look at some advertising which made no apologies for putting the man on top.   Enjoy!

Sexist ads from the past
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Come on strong and go all the way!

When the "casting couch" was no joke.

Women on leashes. Isn't that quaint


  1. AnonymousMay 24, 2010

    Sexist? Mopre like dreaming that ol' impossible dream...

  2. that Jem cover is pretty epic.

  3. Holy crap. Even in a Mad Men sorta way, these are difficult to enjoy! Yet somehow I manage.

  4. What kind of magazine was Jem?

    Did 1950's living rooms always include a cool sci-fi TV and a hookah?

  5. AnonymousMay 25, 2010

    Love that Jem cover!

  6. AnonymousJune 10, 2010

    I'm late to the party, but holy lord! Douching with Lysol to maintain that "dainty femininity"? If your business needs Lysol, the last thing you should be worried about is offending your hubby. Get tee to the doctor!

  7. Jem - The Magazine for Masterful Men. That alone deserves it's own blog entry. Epic!