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The Way We Were - Shocking Ads from the 1950s

It's safe to say that half a century ago, the world was a different place. In the 1950s women were still expected to stay home and rear the children, to cook and clean and to serve their husbands properly. The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s changed all of that, as well as the feminist rebellion, which encouraged women to get formal educations, enter the work place and to vote.

Here is a series of advertisements from a time when chauvanism was the norm that will amaze you with the progress that women have made!

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Submitted by user: Tabitha K.

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