something to ponder…

September 19th, 2008


Marlboros were originally marketed to women.  Advertisements went as far as having babies ask their moms to have a cigarette instead of scolding them.  It plays up the “women-being-hysterical” stereotype and also showed the changing expectations about good motherhood.

In today’s world, we can hardly believe that this was a real advertisement…but yep, it was!  A point to consider is at one time this advertisement was not deemed offensive and was seen as normal.  Take that same mindset of current advertisements.  Are there any that you think will eventually look as crazy as the Marlboro does know?

Please note: Political advertisements should be included!!!

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  • 1. YEP!  |  September 19th, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    I just saw a truth.com commercial about how they use to advertise to men that if they stopped smoking they would end up beating their wife…how bugged is that??? There’s plenty of other reasons to beat your wife… I keeed..I keed. But I saw a commercial for “lip plumper” the other day…not offensive but really unusual.

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