How Advertisers Really Treat Women -- It's All Yogurt and Birth Control

"Ladies, it's tough to be a busy woman in post-racial America!"

It doesn’t take a detective to notice how patronizing ads meant for women tend to be. Advertising agencies all seem to agree that the best way to market to women is to condescend to them and pretend they love nothing more than to sit around the house discussing birth control or dancing in summer dresses.

Where this picture came from, or why they assume every group of friends includes an equal number of members from every representable race and walk of life on the planet is a mystery -- do they even realize this is how their ads make women look?

This parody of those commercials is spot on and shows just how ridiculous these stereotypes actually are. Pay attention Don Draper:

 

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