These vintage ads were posted on 22 Words in a post titled: “Ridiculously offensive vintage advertisements that would definitely be banned today.”
Take a look at these ads and tell me what you think:
While some ads could be taken out of context — it would help to know what kind of publications these ads appeared in — for the most part, they are offensive to women and should be to men as well.
But isn’t a lot of today’s advertising and depiction of women equally offensive? Or does sex get a free pass? Can women only be equal to men if they’re half-butt-naked?
Take the classic example of what many of today’s women’s magazines — ironically enough — do to the female form:
Photoshop gone wild?
We can talk about “progress” but has anything really changed? It seems to me that sexism still exists, it’s just dressed differently.
What do you think?
[via 22 Words]