Women’s rights came a long way in the 20th Century. We still have a long way to go in terms of how we treat women, but it’s worth recognizing that we’ve made some progress. One way to see just how far we’ve come is to revisit the cultural touchstones of yesteryear—advertisements. These ads are stunningly antiquated in their attitudes toward women and they may stir feelings of outrage, but they also serve as a reminder that even as we recognize that there’s still work to be done, we really have come a long way.
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