Perusing this roundup of unintentionally hilarious old-school advertisements that might have made Don Draper and crew wince brings a few thoughts to mind:
* Ad wizards from mid-century America didn’t think too highly of women, regarding them as feeble house-cleaning robots who couldn’t drive very well.
* Douching to save one’s marriage was — if not a common course of action — at least commonly advised as such.
* People thought it was funny to fantasize in ads about threatening physical harm to the fairer sex.
Click on the link below and enjoy the stereotypes, some of which seem downright progressive compared to the nonsense peddled in Sex and the City 2.
25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads [The Best Article Every Day]