21 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads That Would Get Ripped To Shreds In 2017

Though the way our current society views women is far from perfect, we can be grateful for the fact that we no longer live in the olden days when sexism was blatantly exhibited in all forms of media, especially advertisements. Even some of the most well-recognized companies that are still at large today were guilty of running offensive campaigns during their early years.

It’s utterly mystifying how these ads were ever approved, but we can take solace in the fact that times are certainly changing even if at a painfully lackadaisical state.

1. This rather insulting Kellogg’s ad

 21 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads That Would Get Ripped To Shreds In 2017

2. This Navy recruitment poster

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3. This sickening ad warning against “loose” women

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4. This ad for Tipalet cigarettes that suggest blowing in her face…

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5. This coffee promotion that encourages men to spank their wives

 21 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads That Would Get Ripped To Shreds In 2017

6. This Hardee’s ad saying “Women don’t leave the kitchen”

 21 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads That Would Get Ripped To Shreds In 2017

7. This disturbing Nylon ad that features a man’s hand grabbing the model’s backside

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8. This “man’s world” VanHeusen promo

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9. This Volkswagen poster that insinuates women cannot drive

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10. This clothing ad that shames different body types

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11. This slightly pedofilic advertisement

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12. This clipping suggests a healthy dose of wife beating

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13. This deplorable Total cereal ad

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14. This newspaper article that demonizes “indelicate” women

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15. This Mickey’s ad that should never have existed

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16. This company that insists douching is the only way to be feminine

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17. This infuriating Palmolive ad that should’ve put them out of business

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18. This gag-worthy piece of crap

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19. A degrading shoe promotion that cannot be interpreted with any form of positivity

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20. This LUX ad that shames women for their natural odors

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21. This deeply upsetting Pitney Bowes promo

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