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10 Retro Ads That Made Women Look Like Complete Idiots

Some Mad Men were very, very Bad Men.

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3. Anacin, 1969

Copy: "having to do the same dull work day after day—is a mild form of torture. This can bring on...what is now known as [DUN DUN DUN] 'housewife headache.'" Nice Photoshoppy headache-y collage work!

Stupid bored, emotionally fatigued HOUSEWIFE.


8. Listerine, 1946

Sorry for the low-res scan, but the copy starts:

"Will the law ever require women who are careless about their breath to wear bells to warn others of their approach? It's not a bad idea."

Let's make a big honking cowbell!

9. Tab, 1969

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