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Political incorectness gone mad

November 28th, 2010 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

Hmmm. I can imagine what Jayne would say about getting a new Hoover for Christmas.

I enjoyed looking through this collection of old advertising. Some funny stuff there, and a bit scary too.

Part of the reason these ads are funny now is because we can see how wrong they are, especially in their reinforcement of the stereotypes of subservient women.  I wonder though.  It is easy to sit here sniggering and feeling faintly superior about being more enlightened – like when watching an episode of Life on Mars – but I wonder what examples of contemporary culture and advertising might be getting laughed at in 50 years, or even sooner, as examples of how backwards we were back in 2010?

Any candidates?


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