Mid-20th century America was considered the Mad Men era and was known for its rise in engaging advertisements.

During this time, war had just come to a conclusion and Americans were now seeking pride in settling down and starting families to prove to the rest of the world that we had bounced back, stronger than ever.

These ads were able to capitalize on sensationalism and fear, which often displayed women as a lowly counterpart to men.

Although it was a different time in our history, it’s still difficult to look back on.

While these advertisements might seem completely absurd today, it makes one wonder what generations of the future will say about our advertising today.

Will they be just as shocked in 50 years as we are of these?

22 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads Designed To Keep Women In Their Place…


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