It’s FunnY to DegradE WomeN

In A politically correct age, they seem like outrageous anachronisms. And there is no doubt these adverts – many taken from the first half of the last century – reveal just how much women used to be caricatured as downtrodden housewives or hair-brained office girls.
The outrageously politically incorrect adverts from the time equality forgot

1952: Is your coffee pressure packed for extra freshness? If hubby can tell you’re not making Chase & Sanborn coffee for him, well, you’ve been warned…

1953: You don’t need a knife, a bottle opener or even your husband to unscrew the cap of this bottle – just a little twist of the Alcoa HyTop Closure, made of pure aluminium, and that ketchup is ready to pour

1946: Women are seen as indecisive, trying to squeeze into something too small, worried someone else is wearing the same dress and then taking it back to the shop. Men need only one look at the Pacific label to know it suits you, sir

1953: Husband furious because you’ve missed the post? The Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter prints the stamp and seals the envelope all in one go.

1961: When you can’t wait for your dinner, give her a Kenwood Chef food mixer and let her have some fun preparing your favourite dish

1970: Your wife won’t be able to stall the car or grind the gears – and there’s even one pedal fewer to confuse her with the Mini Automatic

Real funny stuff huh.
Not.

Ridiculing women in art, jokes, in film and theatre is a universally accepted disease.

Leftards don’t “take offense” unless, of course you name your Teddy Bear Muuuuhamad

Then you get censored worldwide and deserve public lashings.
Yes. Muzlims actually “lash” people.

Consider first that traditionally, for centuries, women had NO professional, legal, or educational equality with men.

Men could rape, pummel or beat the living daylights out of their wives with impunity.

Elementary,secondary education and Higher education were generally UNavailable to women. boxedin.gif

Womens reproductive system was considered the basis of her bodily functions. Menstruation and childbirth were looked upon as illnesses.

Women often donned long gowns with trailing petticoats, not exactly conducive for walking, let alone athletic endeavors.

Worldwide, women had been indocrinated that the purpose and goal of her life was to marry, have children, and of course…….obey her husband. bride10.gif

Women were viewed as being feeble minded, frail, physically weak, vulnerable, and above all: intellectually inferior to men.
Not to mention small brained, highly emotionally unstable, and irrational..and those were her strong points!

Given the condescending and rife violence and abuse of women worldwide, the jokes tend to lose a bit of their hilarity, don’t they?

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37 Responses to “It’s FunnY to DegradE WomeN”

  1. A Little Revolution! says:

    It ticks me off everyday at work how the inmates treat the women. The worst is that unless the guys assault a female they don’t get put on isolation. And even then they might not get time added on. The problem is everywhere. The rap and hip hop that kids (I’M getting OLD) of all ethnicities love so much here in the US just teaches them it is OK to treat women as objects as much and more than the ads you posted have!

  2. MK says:

    Those ads were before my time, just looking at them is just weird, did people really think that? It’s terrible and i think it’s a sad state of affairs when people need to put others down to feel better.

  3. American Interests says:

    An ingenious post, great read.

    My mum had a Kenwood Chef, no joke! Still think its around somewhere…

  4. Aurora says:

    If we get a global caliphate, women’s rights are going back about a thousand years to the human rights mess that they have over there. *shudder* Keep up the fight!

  5. Layla says:

    Hun they are still doinging it today. Just look at all those soft porn beer and car commercials or any sport focusing on a womans breats and hips and naval instead of the sport. I blame the women for this–they do it for the money so of course the degredation continues. Good observations and post hun! :)

  6. Layla says:

    Sorry for the typos, on the fly at work! LOL! BTW–I like your pic on the sidebar but it would be nicer to have a better look at your face! The pic is too tiny–show it off girly!!! hugs…..lol! :)

  7. cube says:

    It will continue as long as women allow it.

  8. Your Jewish Master says:

    You should pass this on to Chelle at The Offended Blogger!

  9. The Hermit says:

    People do the same thing to Southerners. We get all kinds of derogatory things said about us. Why, some years back this guy from California told me Southerners were violent people. He was sure sorry after I beat the tar out of him!

    (Just kidding)

  10. Debbie says:

    My mother had a Kenwood Chef also.

    In some ways this still goes on, the demeaning of women. But also I think men have been hurt by the women’s lib movement. Like one of your former posts, we women actually want men who look and act like men, not like some limp-wristed individual of questionable sex. It’s a tough balance today.

  11. DD2 says:

    LOL, loved it

  12. OMMAG says:

    Yeah right! ….. the mocking stereotypes of the 60′s … that’s right up there with genital mutilation – slavery – stoning – whipping and murder ….. Really!

    Sarc\off

    In case you were not around in the 60′s these stereotypes that were used as marketing hooks were never any more than farcical exaggerations. The only “Offense” they offered was in the fevered imaginations of privileged, pampered and overindulged “progressives” that successfully spun the argument that these types of ridiculous ads were “evidence” of underlying animosity and contempt.
    In short they were co-opted as propaganda in the leftist/feminist efforts to manufacture the sexual revolution into a struggle of the sexes. The evidence that this strategy was successful demonstrated in the fact that people still accept those arguments at face value.

    In reality the level of respect, honesty and care between the sexes in those days was MUCH higher than it is today.

    The number one reason for the degradation of human relations and civility in our culture is the spawn of the feminist propaganda and dogma … Political Correctness.

  13. heidianne jackson says:

    ommag beat me to it and he’s spot on. also you said “…Yes. Muzlims actually “lash” people.

    Consider first that traditionally, for centuries, women had NO professional, legal, or educational equality with men.

    Men could rape, pummel or beat the living daylights out of their wives with impunity.”

    actually, muzlims do worse than that. it is still acceptable to rape, pummel or beat their wives or daughters – or mothers or sisters for that matter – so long as ‘you da man!’. slavery is also still an accepted and promoted part of the islamic culture. historically in the judeo-christian religions, although men are recognized as the head of the household, women are promoted as equal to man – not capable of all that man is, but not beneath him either.

    i kind of like it like that. my husband as the ceo of the relationship. he may not make every decision, but he is responsible for the decisions made. a real man’s man. doesn’t mean he’s my boss, but does mean i need to consult with him – after all we ARE married. if i wanted to be responsible for everything and make my own decisions, why be married.

  14. Mustang says:

    Years ago, my new Bride and I moved into a rented house that happened to be next door to the sweetest lady we ever met. She was in her 70s, was a widow, and more or less adopted my wife as a daughter. She decided that she wanted to each my wife how to cook the “traditional way,” and so nearly every day, my wife would go over to visit with Mrs. “D” while I was at work, and every day they would experiment with cooking and baking. My wife’s culinary skills today are second-to-none, all because Mrs. D took the time to teach her how to prepare the most-excellent meals and confections. Mrs. D is long dead now, but we still remember her with a great deal of affection.

    One day, Mrs. D told my wife, “Now I have no doubt that your husband is a good man, but let me tell you how my sister took care of her abusive husband.” She told my wife that this man would come home after drinking, and he was very abusive. And this went on for several years until one night she had finally decided that enough was enough. When the man went to sleep, she sewed him inside the top and bottom sheets of the bed and waited until he “woke up.” He couldn’t get out from those sheets, even struggling mightily to do so. Finally, he gave up and begged his wife to let him out. She asked him, “Are you paying close attention to me?” and he admitted that he was. Then she took a broom handle and beat the crap out of him. Then she called the Sheriff and had him taken away. She never saw her husband again after that, and according to Mrs. D her sister lived happily ever after.

    There are two essential reasons why I show my wife respect. The first is that I love her dearly, not even after so many years, but especially because of them. The second is that I’m afraid of her. (LOL) So the commercials might suggest that women are of “less value,” along with the blonde jokes, and women-driver commentaries, but we men know the truth — and any husband who has any brains will never get caught laughing at such a commercial, either.

  15. Bar Kochba says:

    Interesting post. Ever listened to the words of Souljah Boy or one of the other popular rap songs? ‘Supersoak that ho’… how degrading!

  16. MariesTwoCents says:

    Thank the Good Lord Above that in this case times have changed!!

    Great Post Angel :-)

  17. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Nope, not funny at all. Once again, I just don’t see how personal performance, conviction, adaptability, productivity or intent has a tinker’s damn to do with gender. People are people FIRST.

    Ten ringer, Hot Rod.

  18. middleclassguy says:

    There was a time…
    There was always a time in this country to abuse or demean someone. There is probaly not one ethnic group that has not been demaned or ridiculed at some point, even in advertising. now everyone of us- whether we admit it or not- likes a good joke, ribald, bawdy, or just plain dirty- once in a while. Let’s face it, humor is always at the expense of some third party. Making a practice of debasing humor on the other hand is offensive, as is advertising that demeans people.

    We are a free country. We have the right to express ourselves. We also have the responsibility to take the criticism that goes with that expression. No one will arrest you here if you offend the Prophet, but if people are offended, you cannot complain if they cry out.

    Now, I have to put together some Prophet pinadas for a party. Question, aluminum or wood bats- which are better?

  19. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Those were amazing. Its hard to believe that only 50 years ago, we looked at women that way. It shows how far we’ve come.

  20. Paul Champagne says:

    Wow, you are right … I now have a greater sensitivity for the feelings of women.

    Q: What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
    A: Nothing … you’ve already told her twice!

    You see … now I feel bad about telling that joke, in fact I don’t even think it’s funny anymore.

    Another converted chauvinist

  21. Paul Champagne says:

    In case anyone got me wrong, the above comment was tongue in cheek.

    People who degrade women should be treated like people who name teddy bears Mohammed.

  22. Don L says:

    I say it’s a rotten thing to do -however having felt the pain of this I hear few complaints about the same thing occuring today with men. Just check the ads today -all men are idiots or whimps. Sad -two wrongs never did make a right

  23. heidianne jackson says:

    “Another converted chauvinist” – LOL paul, i love it. my dad got “converted” in a different way. he was raised to be a chauvinist, like so many of his time. then he had four daughters and no sons. said he HAD to change his ways because he couldn’t bear to tell any of his daughters that they couldn’t accomplish anything they wanted to. he’s always been a great champion of all of ours.

  24. kevin says:

    The ads are funny, (except the mailer one). But not for the reasons originally intended. They are funny because of their archaic attitudes.
    Thanks for the link, great post.

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  26. pela68 says:

    I don’t know how it is over the Atlantic. But here in Sweden many comercials and ads ridicules men! And that seems just fine with MSF:s. Yes, we still expose women (take for an example the H&M ads). But I think of them as a celebration to women- nothing else. BUT DON*T YOU DARE picture a woman as stupid or silly here. On the other hand it’s perfectly allright to do that with a man!

    Hmmmmm…

  27. benning says:

    Can’t we all just get along?

    ; )

  28. Brooke says:

    Those are horrible!

    Still, I find myself offended at the way men are ridiculed nowadays! No longer does “father know best,” rather, he is a bumbling idiot most times.

    These sterotypes should stop on BOTH ends.

    However, that being said, the very real plight of women in other countries, notably Muslim and Asian, is deplorable!

  29. Brooke says:

    BTW, Mustang had me LOLing!

  30. KkarLmM says:

    The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
    The man said,
    “This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
    she shall be called ‘woman,
    for she was taken out of man.”

    For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
    Did i miss something…since this was written…or have i awoken into the “twilight Zone”!!!!!!
    Seriously now..if mankind has a problem with the gender that brought them into this world…doesn’t that say it all…

  31. Flanders Fields says:

    Ommag and Heidianne understand that this is a managed issue. Women and men have both lost from the propaganda that the women were dominated and without rights, and the corporate interests laugh at the ones who actually believe it.

    Hi Angel! I found a post which I may not agree with, but you still are doing great work. Hope to see you soon.

  32. Kevin says:

    Oh dear. I have to disagree with smartychick. It IS funny to make jokes about women. It’s equally funny to make jokes about men. But only in countries like America where men and women are equals.

    “1946: Women are seen as indecisive…”

    Hey, that’s not so much a stereotype as it is a fact, m’lady. ;)

  33. Incognito says:

    Woah…. had never seen those blatantly denigrating kinds of ads before.. but as everyone seems to agree… not much has changed… just in a different format..

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  35. Jimoo says:

    thanks for the pics, these are hilarious!

  36. myra says:

    The Playtex ads are old-school and not funny. When is the last time they created ads to give a laugh about mens’ body parts.

    Those bra ads are not funny and lack class. I wouldn’t take their product if it were free.

    Wish more people would voice their displeasure at ads that are supposed to make women’s breasts funny. Disgusting

  37. Tonnie. Sola says:

    The guy ‘spanking’ the lady in the ‘Chase & Sanborn’ ad stopped me dead in my tracks.

    I found this site because I’m looking for a mixer (a Kenwood Chef it will probably be) and I came across your blog. I am no feminist, but I guess I should thank the Lord GOD that I can at least in 2009 consider buying my own mixer, baking my own bread (just for me) and max out my card all by myself!

    Seriously though, the subtle threat of violence that these examples show is vicious – no laughing matter. My mother refused a Kenwood Chef from my Dad when I was a little girl – I wonder if it is because of that ad? Really. My Dad – now in his eighties – has the attitude, bless him, that women were put on this planet to do the cooking. I will e-mail a copy of this pic to my Mum (who adores kitchen gadgets, yet still has no time for stand mixers).

    A necessary blast from the past, and a reminder not to take HARD-WON FREEDOMS for granted in these financially constrained times. Thank you very much for posting these images.