Last week I posted a 1950's ad that showed an office male, frustrated at a secretary's responses to a franking machine, ask "Is it always illegal to kill a woman?"
I received a couple of comments expressing amazement that such an ad was allowed, even in the 1950's.
Notwithstanding that atitudes were different then, the thinking goes, there are some things so basic, so wrong - racism, misogynism, discrimination, intolerance, bigotry etc - that there should have been hostility to such ads even then.
Not so. In case you think that the franking machine ad was an isolated instance of sanctioned violence against women, look at the atitudes behind these ads from the 1950's and 1960's:
(Click on pics to enlarge)