What the fuck was wrong with men in the 60’s?
advertising is important as it’s the historian’s best resource for identifying the values of an era. but yeah, these were fucked. the 60s was generally as fucked as the 50s. people forget that.
It literally says ‘men are better than women’ in bold type, what the fuck. I knew this was a thing, but that is a lack of subtlety I couldn’t have written into a spoof…
This is the generation that spawned most of our parents… People our parents’ age run Washington. Starting to make sense?
When you look to the past, the struggles of the present become a great deal more clear.
Bolding that last bit. It’s important.
I am fucking glad my parents were from the 40s. The post war 50s and 60s were so entirely fucked up, socially. The 40s, had some interesting backlash, and a feeling of banding together from the Depression, and for the war, a ‘strange’ empowerment for women. Still racist as fuck all, but, it had some interesting changes.
The people in power had this as their daily marketing ans messages when growing up. It affected them.
It still affects them.
We need to limit their harm till our generation is old enough to oust them and take control. It is that simple. It is that hard.