Thursday, March 6, 2014

Refresher Course in the Importance of Feminism

Below are some advertisements from "the good old days" of the 50s and 60s,  the days of Leave It to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Lassie, and similar shows that portrayed idealized nuclear families.  I think these ads tell a different story when it comes to a woman's place in that era:

Those who demonize the feminist movement either were born after that era or time has mellowed their memories.  Contrary to the way Hollywood portrayed women in television shows, life was not rosy for women (nor was it for minorities).

Unfortunately, we still see advertisements that objectify and humiliate women.  
There's still more work to be done.

1 comment:

Teresa Evangeline said...

good grief ... we think we've come a long way and then the fashion industry does things like this ... makes me sick.