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Bad Ads

My ‘READ’ post (2.March.2015) was followed up with a conversation with my sister about her advertising days, and going through these 60’s and 70’s ‘Housewife’, ‘She’ and ‘Woman’ magazines we poured over these terrible ads!

DSC_0002 so wrong in so many ways!DSC_0013The magazine above was printed in 1967 – I was 15. It explains so much about my Mum and Dad’s relationship. It is this hideous culture of sexism and LOOK!!! – racism – that we grew up in. DSC_0034

How insulting to a culture that keeps the female form covered and then below an array of some swarthy white men in fancy dress – it is SO extraordinarily BAD!!!!!!DSC_0031 DSC_0032And this is not that long ago!DSC_0015 we are talking 60s and 70s when I was a teenagerDSC_0009 Annabel can’t even be there in her own right – she has to be GEORGE’s sister!!!DSC_0009 - Version 2

Oh I do so hope young women in the West appreciate what my generation fought for. Sadly these attitudes linger on.
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I laugh at them now, but squirm to think that this is the world I grew up in – we have come a long way – haven’t we????!!!!!! Do the current generation of 30 somethings realise what we have been fighting for?

And don’t get me started on the ‘Mad Men’ series, I can’t watch it. A friend of mine loves it because she worked in that world and says it is so true (my sister says it rings true for her as well) – after watching the first episode I forced myself to watch it the next couple on this recommendation – but no more!


Phew! Rant over!!!