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10 Retro Ads That Made Women Look Like Idiots

When Mad Men ruled, and mad women got beaten (says so in one of the ads).

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3. Heinz (read the copy)

Via animalnewyork.com

1949 ad for Heinz soups, back when men had only two worries: Communism and Dinner.

"Well he's bored with my conversation and cooking.

But if I cook better, he might again start to notice how fucking boring I am.

And the beatings might return.

Oh, shoot — OK, Heinz, I'll give a try!"

6. ICE

Via Flickr: craptoy

Yes, this is a 1941 ad for ice.

Women and carrots have the same enemy.

No, it's not Hitler.

It's DRYNESS.

And the giant carrots are going to get their moisture.

Little women, be damned.

8. Serax (a big anxiety drug in the 1960s)

Via tomorrowstarted.com

(sorry for blurry copy, only one I could find)

Copy starts: "You know this woman. She's anxious, irritable. She's been that way for months."

Could it be, because she does all the fucking housework?

Well, she ain't gonna get free of that.

Here, babe, pop a couple of these every few hours.

11. There's an endless archive of these horrible ads:

Here's 10 more, including ads by Goodyear, English Leather, and Palmolive.

And here's 10 previous ones, including ads via Midol, Listerine, and VW.

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