Sexist Vintage Advertisements

I've assembled a collection of sexist vintage advertisements as part social commentary, part US sociological history lesson for your consideration and discussion.

Sexist Retro Ads

Interspersed amongst the vintage advertisements are instructions (we've called them "Wifely Notes") from the 1963 book Fascinating Womanhood by Helen B. Andelin. The sources used to compile the presentation are attributed and linked on the last slide.

Looking forward to a lively discussion! ;-)



  1. Just wow. Some of these made me lol and some just really pissed me off. I guess even in our darkest of hours we really have come a long way.

  2. If all "Western" women said "No!" in concert, western civilization would come to a screeching halt.


    - JOJane