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These 50s Ads Would Never Get Published Today

Oh, the good old days. The music was better, the food healthier, and the air cleaner. We would go back to 1950s if we could. Unfortunately, it wasn't all good, especially when it came to the ads and commercials and how they portrayed women.

It's amazing to see how far we've come in the women's rights movement. In the 50's, it was very much a man's world and a woman's place was in the kitchen. Her one duty in life was to please her husband.

Check out these ads published in the 1950s and 1960s. Do you think they'd work today?

I'm sorry, what?

Apparently it was acceptable to get a woman housework-related items at Christmas. Because, you know, that's all women do.

Leave him. Do it now.

There are so many things wrong with this...

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The ad begins: "Most husbands, nowadays, have stopped beating their wives."

Alcoa Aluminum's ad reads: bottle caps that can open "without a knife blade, a bottle opener, or even a husband."

Um...no, that's not how it works.

What would happen if these ads were published in the 21st century? We want to hear from you.

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