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What’s the main premise of an ad? To capture your attention and set the right image of the product in your head. But not every ad gets the “right image” part correctly and often bashes us over the head with over the top ideas and frightening images. These 30 vintage ad makers used stereotypes, graphic images and dreadful humor to promote their products, while in reality all they did was promote their own narrow-mindedness.

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Image: Frank151

30. Blow In Her Face
This one will strike a nerve with any feminist we know. And it promotes smoking, too. The old times were certainly very bizarre.

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Image: Frank151

29. Keep Her Where She Belongs
Another runner up for a feminist’s most-hated ad of all time. What exactly is the message here? That a woman should sleep on the floor? Or in a shoes closet? It takes decades to figure it out.

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