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Are Bikini Films Serious Fun or Seriously Stereotypical? You Decide.

With beach season finally here we're taking a hard look at the bikini-clad films of the past. Read more »
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Vintage Sexism: How Ever Did Belles Go Biking?

To celebrate National Bike Week and the curious coincidences that we as women sometimes encounter when faced with the wonders of advertising, we're taking a look back at old school ads. Read more »
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Vintage Sexism: Hanging on the Telephone

Of the stereotypical pastimes linked to women throughout the decades, few seem more persistent than the tendency to while away the hours on the telephone. Read more »
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Vintage Sexism: The Femme Fatales of Pulp Fiction

There's no doubt that the pulp fiction era spawned a wealth of escapist genres known for over-the-top exaggeration and off beat characters, but how has it affected female stereotypes? Read more »
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Vintage Sexism: Seeking the Right Kind of Inspiration

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Vintage Sexism: Hoover holiday ad
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Last week, we received a Facebook comment from a fellow vintage lover about the potential irony in celebrating ’50s and ’60s fashions in our holiday stylebook. Customer Sarah B. stated that it’s a good idea …

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Vintage Sexism: Through the Looking Glasses



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This one goes out to our readers far and wide, far- and near-sighted. Raise your glasses if you’ve ever been called, “four-eyes,” “geek,” or “brainiac,” or, if you’ve ever been told that your eyewear …

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Vintage Sexism: Work It, Girl

Oh yes, we can do it! Do you often get pumped about an inspiring female lead? Does this woman manage the office or call the shots? This doesn’t happen nearly enough in popular entertainment. Our current stylebook, Nine to Fine

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Vintage Sexism: All Eyes on Suit

When you don a bathing suit, you’re usually getting ready to wade in the ocean or lie in the sun. A bathing suit is the most comfortable way to get poolside, right? In these ads from the 1920s through the …

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Vintage Sexism: Thinking About Pink


Revlon ad via The Nifty Fifties and Lustre Creme ad via The Society Pages.

My mom sends me care packages every now and then, and they usually include two toothbrushes. One pink, one green. One is meant for me, …

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Vintage Sexism: Kiss and Makeup

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Tenaciously holding onto the tails of time, makeup has stuck around for over 6,000 years, dating back to when ancient Egyptians wore it in hopes of sharpening their sight and protecting themselves from malicious spirits. Of course, …

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