33 of the Most Sexist Ads of Yesteryear

Sexist ads from the 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s

Ah, the good ol’ days of chauvinistic sexism.  A time when a good woman knew her place– in the kitchen at the foot of her man.  And when she wasn’t dreaming of getting appliances for Christmas or writhing in fear of losing her husband over improper feminine hygiene, she was flashing the power her assets from a slinky evening dress.

I’d like to think we’ve grown since the dogmatic days of Madison Avenue’s portrayal of women and wives and their love for pleasing their hubby’s through domesticated tasks. At least we seem to laugh at such stereotypes we see on AMC’s Mad Men.

But even as sexist as Don Draper is, nothing in his television world compares to these crazy print advertisements from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.  In fact, I think Don and his ad men boy’s club of could only dream of creating sexist ads as ludicrous as these. Reach higher, Don… Reach higher.

Shake your head and enjoy!

 

Yes. Yes, it is. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at this ad. It’s not only offensive but what the hell does it have to do with postage meters?  Is it always illegal to kill a copywriter?

Is it aways illegal to kill a woman? most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

WoW! First a man on the moon… and now a ketchup bottle a woman can open???  AMAZING!

Del Monte Ketchup You Mean a Woman can open it most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

I bet there were a few women who wished there was a gun on there to circle.

Wives Circle The Appliance most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

I think her trim is showing…

Gimme Some Trim most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

In other words:  Take a damn bath, bitch!

Mom's on the Warpath Ivory Soap most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

…Show him the divorce papers.

Van Heusen Ties Shirts Show Her It's A Man's World most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Mornidine (brand of Pipamazine) was introduced in 1959 as a morning sickness drug.  It was ultimately withdrawn from the market for causing hepatic lesions in patients.  But heck… as long as it gets her back in the kitchen!

Mordine Now She Can Cook Breakfast Again most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Yes, we all prayed for the day the U.S. Government found a use for women.

WWII Us War Department You gals are useful after all recruitment most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Love’s Baby Soft?  I think this print ad would better for Thailand Tourism! CREEPY!

Love's Baby Soft Innocence is sexier than you think most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

There’s a man-size feeling of power in smoking a cigar… It’s called overcompensation.

Caveman Cigar most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Yes, a big pair of hooters should always be at a man’s convenience.  But that surely can’t be HIS wife.

Stacked for Convenience Thermodor Ovens most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

“Honey, I don’t need to eat.  I’ll just get hammered and tell you how worthless you are!”

Schlits Don't worry dear you didn't burn the beer most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Talk about your projections equipment.  In the late 50’s – early 60’s, Sabrina was the U.K.’s answer to Jayne Mansfield. Sabrina was best known for her gigantic headlights, 17-inch waist, and 36-inch hips. She was also known for her bad acting in movies and commercials.

Sabrina Talk about your projections equipment. In the late 50's - early 60's, Sabrina was the U.K.'s answer to Jayne Mansfield. Sabrina was best known for her gigantic headlights, 17 inch waist and 36 inch hips. She was also known for her bad acting in movies and commercials - Bell Howell Projection equipment most sexist advertising ads

 

Golly, if only more women thrived on cooking, cleaning, and dusting, there’d be no divorces.

Pep So the harder a wife works the cuter she looks most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don draper worst funny

 

You have to love the copy:  “Though she was a Tiger lady, our hero didn’t have to fire a shot to floor her.  After one look at his Mr. Leggs slacks, she was ready to have him walk all over her… If you’d like your own doll-to-doll carpeting, hunt up a pair of he-man Mr. Leggs slacks.”

Mr. Leggs Slacks It's Nice to have a girl around the house most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

That just might go down on, oops, down as one of the most phallic ads of all time

Bright n Clear Lipstick phallic most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Lysol for feminine hygiene? What a great time-saving idea!  Disinfect the counters, the litter box and yourself all at the same time!

Lysol Feminine Hygiene most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Just wait until he finds out what you’re NOT using the Lysol for!

Just wait until he finds out what you're NOT using the Lysol for! most sexists ads

 

Ya gotta love her husband’s face!  That damn run in her stocking is just ruining his evening!

Lux No reason to neglect your stockings most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Kind of an Ed Gein thing going on here.

Lucky Tiger Gets His Gal Hair Tonic most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Is that what you call it?

Pushing Leotards Pinching butt behind ass most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

The Chef does everything but poison your husband…

The Chef Does Everything But Cook That's what wives are for Kenmore Chef most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

I think she belongs in a loony ward.  She’s naked, lying on the floor… staring at a shoe.

Keep her where she belongs shoe ad

 

Gee… and I only got my wife a new ironing board pad. I shoulda went with the Hoover.

Christmas morning she'll be happier with a hoover vacuum most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

So that’s how you seduce a real woman? Better make a note of that.

Tipalet Blow in her face and she'll follow you anywhere most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Squint if you have to, but read the copy!

VW BugVolkswagon Sooner or Later your wife will drive home most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Greatest comeback ever.

Fiat Bottom Pinched most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Heck, I don’t see a whole lot of Sticks in those polyesters.

Broomstick Slacks most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Your mother didn’t tell you that’s how you please a man on your wedding night?

Meat Termometer for Bridal Showers most sexist advertising sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

You mean she’ll nag me for not calling more and tell me to get a haircut?

Think of her as your mother American airlines most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

C’mon, hubbies! Save your wives!

Wifesaver Oven Range most sexist advertising extremely sexism sexist print ads of the 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic advertisements mad men don worst funny draper

 

Indoors, women a useful – even pleasant.

Men Are Better Than Women Drummond Sweaters - most sexist advertising print ads ever

 

Gosh, why do young wives have to so sensitive and… stinky?  I thought women were pleasant– at least indoors.

Zonite Feminie Hygiene most sexist advertising sexism sexist print ads 40s 50s 60s 70s 50s Housewives chauvinism chauvinistic mad men don worst funny draper

 

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