Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vintage Ads

Kellog's PEP, originally uploaded by SA_Steve.

I found this album of vintage ads on Flickr. It's incredible the kinds of behaviour and thinking that used to be the norm. Some of these ads are so sexist, that all I could do was laugh out loud.

This particular ad shows how the person who tells the story or who conveys the message has the power to shape or reinforce our ideas of what is acceptable or normal. It's an encouragement to be the storytellers and not mere passive observers in the narratives of our lives.

Anyway, you've come a long way, baby .... or have you?

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