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Booby Trap, 1940 During World War II, blame generally shifted from men to women in public health posters. STDs were depicted as loose and seductive female villains.

remember this?  Be what you are and not what a social voice urges you to be.

When Skinny Dames Made Men Vamoose... #ThrowbackThursday

How times have changed...

Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. bkuschova Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed.

Early 20th-century ad for sanitized tapeworms. "Friends for a Fair Form" - "Easy to Swallow!" - "No Ill Effects!"

25 Health Products You'll Be Glad You Don't See Today

SANITIZED TAPE WORMS: extreme weight loss method from the early Century. It’s fine, 'they’re easy to swallow', sez the ad!

In Susan Bordo’s article, Hunger as an Ideology, my eyes were opened to just how hurtful our society has become when you take a look at sexist advertisements and gender stereotypes in the media. Beginning in the early years of advertising, we watched to cookie-cutter family selling cleaning products (or wait, Kellogg’s Cereal?) with harshly defined gender roles.

Sexism Sells in the Media

"The harder a wife works, the cuter she looks," Kellogg's Pep for Vitamins Sexist Ad,

Canadian Club Whiskey print ad campaign circa 2007.

Back in October, I posted an image of a Canadian Club ad whose design evoked the early titled Your Mom Wasn’t Your Dad’s First. The ad used photos that had been Photoshopped to have that old “Kodachrome” look and […]

Psychokenisis - Use mind powers to get that hairy chest you always wanted!

Psychokenisis - Use mind powers to get that hairy chest you always wanted!

Vintage ad for the gift of psychokenisis to give you a hairy chest. Hmm, so Chattanooga must be filled with hairy-chested he-men?

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Previous pinner: "I'm pretty positive that the HS boys that bought this book remain virgins to this day.

Is it always illegal to kill a woman?

Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter ad c. "Husband furious because you've missed the post? The Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter prints the stamp .

Glittering generalities.

Women's Army Corps recruiting poster from WWII. My sponsor was a WAC, these gals were legit

Are These Inventions Really Smart Or Really Dumb

Are These Inventions Really Smart Or Really Dumb?

A Nose Warmer. Have you ever spent a winter thinking to yourself how inefficient scarves, hoods, and such items are at keeping your very nose warm? Simply because of where your nose is on your face, it can be hard to cover.

SYPHILIS ~ stay away from dance halls! Watch yourselves, ladies! It would appear that wartime soldiers were STD-riddled whores! ;D

The 12 Best World War II STD Posters

vintage photo Syphilis sexually transmitted disease, All of these men soldiers have it, Women Stay away from dance halls, World War Two propaganda

Being a Massage Therapist, I think this is not the message I would ever wish to convey in my practice. YIKES!!!

Taking the cure - 'female hysteria' aka PMS eventually led to the invention of an electrical massage tool aka the vibrator ahhh the wonders of medical science.

10 Vintage Medicine Ads Selling Dubiously Beneficial Products at Ask Trapper, with image embedded, topic 2138005

Dr Young's Rectal Dilators -"May be used by any intelligent person.Or anyone stupid enough to have believed butt plugs would cure "piles" and constipation.