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These 45 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads Will Make You Glad To Live In 2013

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There are times when I feel pretty good about living in today’s society, and this is one of them. While doing research on racist ads last week, I found just as many vintage advertisements that were shockingly sexist, in a way it would be a lot harder to get away with today. (Just ask Belvedere Vodka.) From beating (#14, #28, #34) and murdering (#6) your wife to sexual assault overtones (#37), all’s fair in the ad game.

Here are 45 vintage ads that may make you want to rage quit the internet today. Prepare your brain. TC mark

1. Leggs

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2. U.S. Navy

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3. Subaru

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4. F.S.C.

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5. Parker

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6. Pitney Bowes

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7. Captain Morgan

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8. Kellogg’s

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9. Kenwood

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10. Dorothy Gray Salon

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11. Tipalet

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12. Panasonic

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13. Lux

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14. Chase and Sanborn

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15. Hardee’s

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16. Warner’s

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17. Palmolive

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18. Chemstrand Nylon

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19. Brown

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20. Datacomp

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21. VanHeusen

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22. Volkswagen

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23. Gold Dust

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24. Schlitz

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25. Warner

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26. Love’s Baby Soft

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27. Weyenberg

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28. Co-Le Sales Company

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29. New Ivory Soap

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30. Total

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31. Drummond

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32. Dormeyer

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33. Norwich

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34. VanHeusen

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35. Mickey’s

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36. Cigar Institute of America

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37. Jade East

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38. Listerine

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39. Demure Douche

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40. Lux

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41. Mornidine

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42. Exquisite Form

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43. Zonite

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44. Palmolive

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45. Fake, But Basically Perfect

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      OMG. What were they thinking?

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      Wow. As a copywriter, I can only say some of the headlines here are atrocious. I mean, the misogynistic idea apart, some of the headlines are trite and honestly, vanilla. Keep her where she belongs and do you still beat your wife? Hmm..no, just no.

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