As trite as it is true, sex sells. But sometimes — from our Mad Men past to our Snapchat and smartphone-filled present — advertisers take this truism a little too far, and turn shameless sex into abject sexism. Case in point? These sexist ads:

Terribly Sexist Magazine Ad
Women Love Appliances Home Depot Ad
Hertz Ad Behind Every Smile
Men Are Better Than Women Drummond Ad
The 26 Most Unbelievably Sexist Ads You’ve Ever Seen
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For more, check out our other posts on vintage ads that are totally offensive and vintage Christmas ads.

Spencer Grover
Spencer is a freelance writer from New Zealand currently living in North America. He loves breaking complex topics into easy to understand pieces that people actually want to read.
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