Back in the day, when men were doing manly things and women were in the kitchen, marketing was mostly done by men. Here are some of the advertisements that were around during those days.
There’s a fine line between sexist for humour and just sexist but the UK Advertising Standards Authority occasionally rules against the easily outraged few like in the Virgin Atlantic 25th Anniversary Ad.
You can have a look at some of the American Superbowl commercials BlagHag has picked out and decide for yourself whether they’re sexist, funny or sexist and funny.
How about the Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake?
And remember, it’s not just the ad or the product, it’s the lazy stereotypes that the ads reinforce.