Show her it’s a man’s world!

Political correctness was a long way off for the advertising salesmen of Madison Avenue when they successfully pitched these brand campaigns.
These genuine adverts from the 1960s were breathtakingly unconcerned with sexism as they appealed to men's macho side, using images of subservient women as a way to flog everything from crinkle-free trousers to questionably-patterned ties.
The popularity of hit series Mad Men, due to return for its fifth season, has kept many hooked on an era when drinks were strong, suits sharp...and women kept firmly in their place.

Trampled: This advert for Mr Leggs trousers reads, 'Though she was a tiger lady, our hero didn't have to fire a shot to floor her. After one look at his Mr Leggs slacks, she was ready to have him walk all over her. That noble styling sure soothes the savage heart! If you'd like your own doll-to-doll carpeting, hunt up a pair of these he-man Mr Leggs slacks such as our new automatic wash-wear blend of 65 per cent Dacron® and 35 per cent rayon incomparably wrinkle-resistant. About $12.95 at plush-carpeted stores'

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Spirit of the times: Classic adverts for Fleischmanns' Whiskey

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getting into knots over gender inequailty with this ad for Van Heusen ties

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Domestic blitz: This advert was genuinely aimed at housewives to entice them to buy tins of Chase & Sanborn coffee

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Downtrodden: The advertising profession, centred on Madison Avenue, New York in the 1960s was a male-dominated profession which produced adverts like this for female consumers

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Igniting the issue: A woman acts as a human ashtray as the advert claims that single girls are switching to cigar smokers because he'll treat her like a cigar - 'tenderly and appreciatively'

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Back with a bang: Viewers have been enthralled with the advertising profession of the 1960s thanks to the success of Mad Men which is entering its fifth series

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  • March 24, 2012, 3:06 pm
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    i hate them

    - Icelandgirly March 24, 2012, 7:44 pm
    this coming from a woman
    - awesomeeeee March 24, 2012, 8:24 pm
    i refuse to become such a taistless rug
    a fridge? maybe XD i get to eat when he hurts my feelings :P
    - MissRandom March 25, 2012, 5:21 am
    Yes, I'm such a feminist :)
    (I am actually, but not one of the crazy ones)
    - Icelandgirly March 25, 2012, 5:09 pm
    so you're not one of those women that says women should be treated even more equally? good, because they are annoying
    - awesomeeeee March 25, 2012, 6:21 pm
    I think we are treated quite equally but in some places there is sexism, that's what I'm against.
    - Icelandgirly March 25, 2012, 7:52 pm
    That's how fatties are made :)
    - Icelandgirly March 25, 2012, 8:41 pm
    theres always sexism. like when a guy holds a door for a woman, that can be considered sexist
    - awesomeeeee March 26, 2012, 3:13 am
    :s sammich plz?
    - casper667 March 26, 2012, 3:37 am
    i do agree XD
    - MissRandom March 26, 2012, 8:12 am
    sure.. what kind?
    - MissRandom March 26, 2012, 8:12 am
    like this but without the tomatoes :s tomatoes are nasty
    - casper667 March 26, 2012, 3:33 pm
    hmm.. how about ranch instead of mayo and some bacon with that?
    - MissRandom March 26, 2012, 3:36 pm
    Do you even have to ask if I want bacon with that? :p but I'd rather have mayo than ranch... mustard would work okay I guess.
    - casper667 March 26, 2012, 3:44 pm
    i love mustard and specially honey mustard
    mmmm BACOON
    - MissRandom March 26, 2012, 3:48 pm
    Damnit, now I'm gonna be hungry for bacon all throughout classes tonight :( lol. And where's my sammich >:|
    - casper667 March 26, 2012, 3:51 pm
    there you go my sweets
    and no tomatos
    - MissRandom March 26, 2012, 3:54 pm
    - casper667 March 26, 2012, 3:59 pm
    i love making food
    so much.. i remember when i used to meet my fiance for lunch and i would make him grilled cheese sandwitches with turkey and a side disk of macaroni salad.. he loved it XD
    or when i go to my ex-best friends house and cook lunch for dinner
    cream chicken or tuna sandwitch XD
    i used to cook house meals since i was 16
    - MissRandom March 26, 2012, 4:06 pm
    :O... can I come live with you? That all sounds so good:) I hate making food and I'm not very good at it :(
    - casper667 March 26, 2012, 10:36 pm
    i thought you would never come to the middle east XD
    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 11:49 am
    Things can change :) Plus you don't live in the crazy areas?
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 12:40 pm
    oh hell yes i do
    where i live there are no parties,, no alcohol and the worst part.. NO BACON!!!

    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 1:09 pm
    :S I can smuggle some in :D I thought you lived in the gulf area?
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 1:12 pm
    i do.. in Kuwait.. and don't.. the guards will just take it and keep it to themselves -_-
    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 1:36 pm come here then? :) Isn't kuwait normal?
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 3:15 pm
    HELL NO kuwait is the most ABNORMAL COUNTRY right after SAUDI
    i am not capable of living a normal healthy life because of the people who live here and their stupid rules
    the only good thing here is the money.. its the richest country i think
    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 3:18 pm
    :s isn't it only rich b/c of its oil though? And Kuwait is #17 on this list wiki
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 3:41 pm
    oh then it has the biggest value of currency
    like the 1 Kuwaiti dinnar is the most expensive currency
    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 3:45 pm
    Well anyways, how come you chose to live there if you don't like the country? :s
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 3:59 pm
    lol i wish i had a choice
    my mam grew up here, then she married dad in syria lived there for three years and came here when i was two
    i've been here for 20 years my friend and it's not by choice :(
    i was gona come to texas on more than one occassion to study there
    but it didn't work each time :(
    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 4:02 pm
    Poor snapps :( I can't imagine life w/o bacon...
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 4:18 pm
    i've never tried pork bacon in my life XD
    only beef bacon
    - MissRandom March 27, 2012, 4:19 pm
    :O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You poor, deprived child.
    - casper667 March 27, 2012, 4:32 pm
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    get back in the kitchen

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