15 Vintage Ads That Were Just So Ridiculously Offensive Toward Women

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Women have been fighting for gender equality for decades. Sure, it’s not perfect yet, but we’ve certainly come a long way—especially when you compare things to how they were just a short while ago.

In fact, many ads back then wouldn’t be caught dead in today’s marketing. It’s actually pretty unbelievable that some of these super offensive ads hit the mark for companies.

Don’t believe us? Check out these crazy sexist vintage ads!

  1. “Men Are Better Than Women!”

  2. “Women Hit Things.”

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  3.  “You Didn’t Burn the Beer!”

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  4.  “If Your Husband Ever Finds Out…”

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  5. “A Woman Can Open It?”

  6. “I Can Be His Receptionist.”

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  7. “Keep Up With the House While You Keep Down Your Weight.”

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  8. “Do You Still Beat Your Wife?”

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  9. “Keep Her Where She Belongs…”

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  10. “Show Her It’s A Man’s World.”

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  11. “Is it Always Illegal to Kill a Woman?”

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  12. “Morning Mouth.”

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  13. “I Can’t Tell Which They’re Whistling At…”

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  14. “Beautiful But Dumb.”

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  15. “Happier With a Hoover.”

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Can you believe some of these ads are even real? What would you do if you saw an ad like this now? You can find more like this here!