“We’re winding back the clock and counting down the most sexist commercials of the 1950s and 60s! — Video by Beryl Shereshewsky and Jonathan Tortora. Other Top 10 Videos:”
From Watch The Daily
The fact that they had to go back to the 1960s and even 1950s to find what they call: “The Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of Al Time!” is a pretty good clue and gets to my point about this.
I mean do Millennials’s and Americans younger than them really want to be judge by people let’s say 50-60 years from now as far as how they acted and talked in society: I mean I could see Americans even 30 years from now asking themselves and others: “Did they really say awesome, OMG, and WTF that much? Do they even know what the word awesome means? Were they really that pissed off and easily surprised that much back then?”
I mean it’s one thing to come out and be against or offended by something as its going when you can be judged by the people who supposedly offended you, because then they can respond and hold you accountable to what you’re saying about them.
But it’s another to (use a 1950s expression) be a Johnny Come Lately (or Mary Come Lately) and supposedly be offended and pissed off way down the road when most of the people around you wouldn’t like those commercials either. And perhaps aren’t even offended by them, but just don’t like them because 1950s culture looks very cheesy by 21st Century standards, unless you’re a Donald Trump voter. (My only political joke here)
Who cares about the 1950s today, unless you’re talking about Hollywood back then and are a big Classic Hollywood fan such as myself and have a huge DVD collection of movies and TV from back then. Their time and America was their’s and ours is ours.
America tends to be progressive, because we tend to progress and move forward and learn from what Americans were and did before us. So of course TV commercials from the 1950s when America was a lot more culturally and religiously fundamentalist than we are now, is going to look a lot different than it does today.