Sunday, June 26, 2011
Creepy Submissive Mommy Phone
Ring-a-ding-ding, it's time for this week's installment of
Here's a Bell Telephone magazine advertisement from 1940:
This ad is disturbing on a number of levels. First, there's the whole creepy factor with an anthropomorphic telephone talking with a baby. Then there's the gender discrimination angle. The telephone is a woman on her knees, someone who gives "services" that don't "cost Daddy an awful lot," and a woman who is "downright cheap!"
And what's with the bubble pipe?