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Sexism in Advertisment: A Thing Of The Past

In modern society equality amongst the two different genders is a practiced normality. Although sexism isn’t totally absent, outward act of sexism are definitely prohibited from print and advertising. However our the past tells a different story, when sexism wasn’t a word and saying that women were inferior to men was a generally accepted fact. I happened across an interesting article that shows some advertisements that are blatantly sexist. Although the ads are antique they still display many graphic elements as well as provide a unique insight into the audience’s mindset from the time period from which they came. There are 15 total in this particular article and some are more subtle than others, but all made me chuckle a little bit to myself as I read how ridiculous they were.