I ran across this article "Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity" that discussed the history of misogyny in advertising as well as Samsung's new "Too Smart for Amy" campaign for their Smart Camera.
Too Smart for Amy featuring British Reality Star Amy Childs:
Seems that advertising new and old has played into sexist ideas - Women are sex objects, Women are stupid, Women should cook and clean etc... Here are some ads from around the net.
Gotta Start with this one:
Check out the caption:
"The Things women have to put up with. Most husbands nowadays have stopped beating their wives, what what can be more agonizing to a sensitive soul than a man's boredom at meals..."
WTF. Did they just compare the pain a woman gets from being beaten to the embarrassment of making a boring meal???!!?!?!?
Uh...Hmm.. And have lung cancer.
This is just all kinds of sick.
And guess what.."She costs so little to keep happy". And we had a Subaru too.
If my man wore a tie and dress shirt to bed I would begin to question things.
"A Magazine for Masterful Men"
"Women are soft and gentle, but they hit things"
Wait what?! We should be on the floor naked looking at shoes?
Thank God she did something right.
This is what I look like when I drive. And yes, I wear that many rings.
Again with the beating...
At least she can color coordinate her nails and lipstick to the ketchup.
I sure do thrive on cooking and cleaning and dusting.
If he's that picky about the dishes, I sure hope not.
I have no idea what this is about but it's horrid.
A little something to end on- Turns out we're useful after all!