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Sexist and Outrages Vintage Ads from the Past That Offended Women

Advertisements have been around for centuries. During ancient Roman times, pantomime shows, animal hunts, and some products were advertised to attract the people. They are the archeological artifacts that give us a pretty good idea of our culture, interests, and priorities. They can also demonstrate the absolute worst excesses of any society as you can see in the following sexist ads from the 20th century. These vintage ads depict how women have been shamed and humiliated in the past for ridiculous reasons. Of course, some advertisements are still sexist but these early ads were more blatant, and some of them are downright offensive.

Written by Orla Morris

Full-time dress and costume designer, Half Persian half Italian. I still don’t know how to write, but i'm writing and you are reading :)

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