My how far we’ve come.

These are some of the advertisements that were around in the 1950’s. They were mainly found in newspapers. To try and sell stuff.

What can I say? I’m just glad that we will never have to be exposed to this sort of  advertising, and that if we are, we don’t have to tolerate it. And, just for the record, for all those that haven’t got the message, very few people will want a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. So don’t go there.

For me the world that these images portray is rather alarming. The attitude of men towards women back then is foreign to me. The shift from women maintaining a house, to
women working is one of the most significant changes since the 50’s. But it wasn’t just that women could have jobs, it was seeing women as people, people who have lives beyond the household. People that can recieve Christmas presents that aren’t cleaning related.



Filed under Feminism

3 responses to “My how far we’ve come.

  1. her

    I literally laughed aloud at the first ad.

  2. Wow. As you said, how far we’ve come. These ads just have ‘mock me’ written all over them

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