I'm late to the party, but apparently, International Women's Day is a thing?!
I did not know this, but (McDonald's jingle) I'm loving it.
I think I'll go ahead and spend the day singing the praises of incredible ladies - because women are absolute superheroes and their majesty knows no bounds.
Men are superheroes as well. But right now, I'm basking in Women's Day.
So boys, don't kill my vibe.
This feels a lot like a Valentine's Day sort of deal in that there is one special day a year dedicated specifically to the cause even though we should appreciate one another all day EVERY day.
Women and men - different but equal.
So I think today is about embracing our own set of super powers and challenging sexist stereotypes.
While I know we still have a long way to go, I thought in this post I'd keep the focus more on celebrating and appreciating how far we've come.
So to do that . . . I found some ridiculously sexist vintage ads. :)
Because reviewing history helps to appreciate progress, and ads offer a lot of insight into the tone and priorities of the eras/decades from which they came.
And all I have to say about these ads is HOLY SHATTERED-GLASS-CEILINGS - that sexism tho!
I'm dying laughing at some of these (and then others, I'm kind of just dying inside). BRB - picking my jaw up off the floor. Join me, won't you? :)
The "DID you really just say that" gallery:
Because everyone knows women are incapable of operating motor vehicles.
The "Body-Shaming" gallery:
The "WHAT IN THE ACTUAL ****?!" gallery:
The "Women Belong in the Kitchen" gallery:
Laawwddy; I can't even wrap my head around the fact these sentiments were acceptable - let alone the NORM - in the relatively recent past.
It is my sincere hope that if a man ever pulls a "B****, bring me my supper!" on any woman, she would promptly fanny her house heels right on over to the table and serve him a nice piping-hot slice of humble pie in the form of a "Sayonara, Sammy. I'm taking the dog!"
And I hope we all take pride in everything we bring to the table because *SPOILER* it's a lot more than just dinner-for-two.