How Many Divorces Did This Ridiculous 1966 Ad Cause?

Brought to you by the people who clearly don’t understand anything about relationships.

Here’s a 1966 ad for Dormeyer Appliances, which implored housewives to cry — but just a little! — to get their way. True, I mean, when a new waffle grill is on the line, crying to get your way may seem like a reasonable tactic. But, inevitably, playing this card again on your husband for the Hurri-hot Cup and the automatic toaster can only brew resentment each time said husband begrudgingly schleps to the store, muttering about “damned coffee pots” under his breath. This ad is a textbook example of what not to do in your relationship. Oh, and sexism.

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