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Sexist Vintage Ads – Even a Woman Can Open It

Written by Chris Alm • 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)

Chris Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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