35 Extremely Sexist Ads That You Should See

We have gathered 35 Extremely Sexist Ads and we think that you shouldn’t miss them under any circumstances. First, I want to clarify the fact that I’m not a sexist; I believe in equal opportunities and rights for both women and men. And I’m not being politically correct. That’s  how I was raised.

For some of you these ads are horrible and shocking. Nonetheless, some might even consider them amusing.  Well, I find them to be horrible, shocking and amusing – an explosive combination. Believe it or not, below you’ll see some famous brands such as Volkswagen, Schlitz or Buick.  The Volkswagen ad has a nostalgic feeling, as men seemed extremely reluctant so see women as their equals. “Sooner or later, your wife will drive home” – best expressed the feelings of the 1960s, an era of agitation and protest for women’s rights.

In yet another unbelievable ad, someone was trying to sell a book called “Why You Should Beat Your Wife“. This seemed like a troll to me, until I found Chase & Sannborn ads’.  Furthermore, these two ads were created at a distance of 30 years (!?) and they seemed identical. Shocking!

Nonetheless, if you think that sexist advertisement is a thing of the past, well Madison’s Avenue pots ads will prove you wrong! And these were made only 3 years ago! Nevertheless, enjoy and if you will like this article, then please share it with your friends or community! Many thanks! Cheers!

P.S. You would probably like to see Ford as an Advertisement Legend – 61 Vintage Ads and How Apple’s Marketing Revolution Began – 80 Vintage Ads.






WWII,  US Department of State



Ketchup ad



Footwear ad






Bebnson & Hedges



Van Heusen


















Eight O’Clock Coffee









Why You Should Beat Your Wife






Mini Automatic



More Leisure For Living



Chase Sannborn Coffee






Madison Avenue (2009!)




New Ivory Soap



Griffin Microsheen






Floor Cleaner Ad (1950s)



Pep Vitamins



Lustre Cream



Bell & Howell



Carling Black Label Beer






 Park her Anywhere



Hush Pappies (1960s)



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  2. Derp   •  

    Hush Pappies?

    • Puppet Master   •  

      In the small letters under, it says: Relax. When the “libs” call us names like that it really means they think we’re rugged, masculine, virile. Like these new Hush Puppies.

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  5. Michiel   •  

    Tell me Lulian. Do you know someone to design such a nice old add in a new style?

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  11. Brian Katcher   •  

    That Hardee’s one is obviously fake. That’s their new design and it’s mocking their terrible food.

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  14. Georges   •  

    I don’t understand why the Haedee’s one should be a fake… Please, be specific.

    • Brian Katcher   •  

      Because it says it’s from the 1940s and Hardees was founded in 1960. And they use the logo from the 2000s. And why would hardees call their food ‘sloppy and hastily prepared’?

  15. Tuli   •  

    The second advertisement contains a subversive message.

  16. Mr Blunt   •  

    Not one ad after 1970. And just to mention, some of these products were designed for women, hence advertised to women. Got anything from the last 40 years?

  17. andrew   •  

    These are no more egregiously sexist than “mama’s got the magic of clorox” etc. Practically all ads for cooking and cleaning products to this day presume and perpetuate the assumption that women do all domestic labor.

  18. Schlomo Shekelstein   •  

    I think you could find 70 sexist ads like this only targeted towards MEN. “women are better then men” is a rallying cry of all the feminist groups these days

  19. Bad Energy Troll   •  

    Only a handful of these are truly, egregiously sexist. Most of them are simply reflections of the realities of the eras they were made in; at a time when domestic work was done exclusively by women, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for the companies that make dishwashers and laundry machines to advertise specifically to the female sex. And I fail to see how the ones for Luster Cream and Carling Black Label could even remotely be considered sexist. There’s nothing sexist about associating the color pink with femininity or with depicting a loving wife getting her husband a cold beer while he works on the house, respectively. Come on.

    I am stunned by the Griffin Microsheen one, though, not so much for being sexist as for how blatantly suggestive and semi-pornographic it is. You can see the woman’s entire nude form, nipples and all. Was that a Playboy-specific ad? You couldn’t run that in a normal publication today, let alone in the 1950s.

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