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    'The manly art of beating your wife': Vintage adverts celebrating sexism, violence and racism will make you wonder


    It's not long ago in the scheme of things, but go back in history 70 years and things looked remarkably different for women.
    As these alarming ads from between the 30s and 70s show, no-holds-barred sexism was just an everyday way of life.
    And it's not just females who drew the short straw, patronising vibes aimed at ethnic minorities were also used to sell products; everything from ties and paint to beer and coffee.
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    This bizarre comic, courtesy of Co-Le Sales Company, is selling a booklet entitled 'Why You Should Beat Your Wife', written by an 'eminent practitioner of this manly art' (date unknown)
    One particularity shocking ad, date unknown, asks: 'Do you still beat your wife?' before going to suggest 'maybe you should never have stopped'.
    The bizarre comic, courtesy of Illinois-based Co-Le Sales Company, appears to be selling a booklet entitled 'Why You Should Beat Your Wife', written by an 'eminent practitioner of this manly art'.

    Another, this time an ad which ran in 1952 for Van Heusen’s Oxford shirt line, claimed that '4 out of 5 men want Oxfords', the odd one out being what looks to be a Native American.
    One Caucasian blonde bears the caption, 'college and alumni tradition!', while the tribal dressed man reads, 'rumor has it that even he would gladly swap his boar’s teeth for a Van Heusen Oxford!'
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    This ad which ran in 1952 for Van Heusen’s Oxford shirt line claimed '4 out of 5 men want Oxfords', the odd one out being what looks to be a Native American
    In 1935, American paint manufacturer Elliott sold its white veneer paint with an image of a dark-skinned child being painted white, with the caption: 'See how it covers over black.'
    What a pity to see lovely girls losing out because they are careless about perspiration odor in underthings?
    And in 1936, a Lux detergent ad featured three women who 'want husbands' and reads: 'Isn't it natural for every girl to want popularity, romance, a devoted husband?
    'What a pity, then, to see lovely girls like those above losing out because they are careless about perspiration odor in underthings? They themselves criticize it in others, without ever suspecting they are guilty!'
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    While not overtly offensive in its day, this 1933 ad for 'fattening tonic' comes off - as the product proclaims itself to be - as tasteless now
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    In 1935, American paint manufacturer Elliott sold it's white veneer paint with an image of a dark-skinned child being painted white, with the caption: 'See how it covers over black.'
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    Unlike Parker here, marketers today are far more careful about how they promote unisex products made for girls
    Another ad, date unknown, attempts to make a bottle of milk alluring by picturing it with a young pageant girl, along with the caption: 'Thank goodness for little girls.'
    It includes a description of little girls as being 'smooth skinned' and 'nicely curved'.
    Other slogan examples range from the leery - 'so the harder a wife works, the cuter she looks!' to violent; with one being spanked for not purchasing the right coffee, and an under-performing secretary captioned, 'Is it always illegal to KILL a woman?'
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    This detergent ad from 1936 reads, 'Isn't it natural for every girl to want popularity, romance, a devoted husband? What a pity, then, to see lovely girls like those above losing out because they are careless about perspiration odor in underthings?'
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    Quite apart from the fact that milk as hardly a 'good health drink', the description of little girls as being 'smooth skinned' and 'nicely curved' is flat-out creepy
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    A 1947 Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad which jokes about murder (left) and a naked women in a 1974 Playboy ad for Weyenberg Massagic shoes (right)
    Then there the well-meaning ads that, only with the benefit of modern knowledge, look utterly ridiculous.
    Soft drinks brands including 7up once advertised the supposed health benefits of sugary drinks for toddlers; when slogans including 'Why we have the youngest customers in the business' and 'For a better start in life, start Cola earlier!'
    Other notable examples include the marketing of asbestos, a cancerous mineral once used to 'protect buildings', and cigarettes, with Camel once proclaiming 'More doctors smoke Camels than any other'.
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    'Gosh, honey, you seem to thrive on cooking, cleaning and dusting', exclaims the man in this 1930s Kellog's PEP vitamins ad
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    A 1951 Van Heusen tie ad (left) and one for Del Monte Ketchup in 1953, which advertises a lid that a woman can open 'without a husband'
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    An ad for Schlitz from 1952 which makes a mockery of a woman's cooking skills - but thank goodness the beer is ok
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    Don't buy the wrong coffee! This 1952 advert for Chase & Sanborn is light-hearted, but would shock many today
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    These 1950s adverts promoted sugary drinks for toddlers, asking, 'How soon is too soon? Not soon enough'
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    The 1960s campaign for Tipalet cigarettes shows a wide-eyed beauty in low-cut top, seemingly enamoured with the smoke
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    An ill-informed promotion for asbestos in 1934 (left), a cancerous mineral once used to 'protect buildings, and a 1946 one in which Camel proclaims itself as healthy (right)
     
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    If we could go back to that time, we could make America great again.
     
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    I'm not for political correctness, but holy shit these are bad.
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    #blackadvertisementlivesmatter
     
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    I wish I lived in those times
     
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    This is NOT an ad, but this is messed up, shit is real racist

     
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    Not me! I did live in those times and they were not so great.
    Much prefer our modern world were women are treated with more respect.
    And they had crude primitive technology where even tv's didnt work half the time.
     
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    cuck
     
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    My mom used to give us kids 7up when we were sick. I guess the thought was that the carbonation was good for you.
     
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    I accidentally blew in my wife's face once, she was not happy. Gotta aim for her ta's next time.
     
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    Thats Mr. Cuck to you buddy. :fil:
     
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