“Action pants” with an “Action zone!” “Now with an extra large snack sack!”
We all knew that women couldn’t drive!
An ad you won’t see anymore
Babies can drink 7-Up!
Love’s baby soft – because innocence is sexier than you think.
Ok. Toritto is done posting ads from my youth.
We have come a long way (at least a goodly number of us) in half a century plus. Women have empowered themselves; racial and ethnic groups now have a voice; gay folks can marry and women can choose.
It wasn’t always so and that time when it was not is not ancient history. Just a few decades after these ads were common in every newspaper and magazine we now find their inherent misogyny and racism shocking.
Are we being too “P.C?”
Does not using or accepting the language in these ads make us all less free? I think not.
One can still stand up anywhere in this nation and use any language he or she wishes. You just can’t expect to do it on someone elses dime
.Companies may still print such ads or produce such commercials. Now however they have learned that there are consequences for speech which large groups find demeaning or insulting. That’s capitalism.
It has been decades since I heard the words grease ball, guinea, wop or dago to my face.