Saturday, August 20, 2011

An even more sexist ad

Yeah, I would say this is more sexist than the helpless wife having to drive all alone in the scary car. I would also say, "Yikes!"  Don Draper, you should be ashamed!

Thanks to reader DogsOnDrugs.com for the heads-up on this ad.

11 comments:

Rufus said...

Wow.

When I first saw this, I thought that it must be an internet hoax (a good photoshop job). But it's unfortunately real.
LIFE magazine, August 1952, p. 103:
http://books.google.com/books/about/LIFE.html?id=TFYEAAAAMBAJ

Again, wow.

Johnny Walker said...

Yikes, indeed.

Johnny Walker said...

Also, wow: Google Books rocks! I might just go and do a 1952 crossword.

Paul Duca said...

And of course, some people are strangely aroused...

1952? Even horizontal, the woman looked early 60's vintage to me.

Mary Stella said...

Looking at that ad . . . *thunk*

I remember how much the old Geritol ads annoyed me with the ending line, "My wife. I think I'll keep her."

Ray Knight's lucky that Nancy Lopez, now fortified with iron-rich blood, didn't brain him with a 9 iron.

jbryant said...

"My wife... I think I'll beat her."

Dude should switch to decaf.

Paul Duca said...

Off topic here, but I have to know what Ken thinks...about Corey Feldman's claim he and other child stars for decades have been molested by a "ring" of wealthy and powerful Hollywood types--presumably Jewish.

That one word has gotten him backing from professional anything-not-Catholic basher William Donohue, head of the Catholic League. Blessed by for anyone who accuses a non-priest of this!

-bee said...

The famous director of yesteryear, John Ford, had quite a 'thing' for scenes of feisty women getting a long-overdue 'come-uppance' by being spanked, the movie The Quiet Man is probably the best known.

Anonymous said...

I guess that's where the idea for the movie Secretary came from.

Pat Reeder said...

My wife Laura does a live music/comedy show on age and beauty pressures. As part of the preshow, I made a slideshow that features about 150 old ads from 1900 to 1980, all incredibly sexist and meant to make women feel as paranoid as possible about their age and looks. If you'd ever like to do a series of these, just drop me a line. I got the material.

Jed said...

But come on... She obviously DIDN'T store-test for fresher coffee. How's a girl to learn?