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Sexist Vintage Ads – Even a Woman Can Open It

Written by Christopher • August 19th, 2009
Sexist Vintage Ads – Even a Woman Can Open It

Not that we Ultra Swanksters condones being sexist, it just sometimes amazes me what kind of stuff advertising agencies were able to pull off around mid-century suburban America.

Here are some fine examples of sexist vintage ads of the times that takes a punch at women only being good for being secretaries, housewives and objects of beauty. Even though the ads would surely never pass in a magazine today, they are still cute in a old fashioned way. Thankfully, men have evolved (a little) over the years. (Via)


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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