History textbooks often skip what life was like for the everyday, average person in the past. One way to really step inside of history it to take a look at vintage advertisements. And because we all need a little humor in our life, I present…drumroll…Throwback Thursdays. Enjoy. Or at least roll your eyes in scorn.
Corsets telling women that they need to be thin to catch a man. Cookware showing that your role in life is cooking. Wait a minute, that’s today. Not vintage. And I love cooking! Oh, yeah, it’s the assumption I can’t do anything BUT cook that’s “offensive.” Anyway, my choices seemed endless this week. In fact, I had to choose between the many sexist ads for “Palmolive” soap. I may have to feature them more in the future, haha.
My question for you, dear readers: do you agree with the ad? Is it honest? Do most men ask “is she pretty?”, not “is she clever?”