Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of All Time

We might find these clips funny now, it’s difficult to believe life was like that no so long ago.

The first example ad shows an air head interrupting a male dominated conversation and contributing absolutely nothing apart from severe embarrassment to all women around the world.

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“I don’t know anything about the Gold Standard I’m afraid, but, I do love little kittens”.

10. Folgers Coffee

A man spits out coffee (made by his wife) and points in her face while he tells her how ‘criminal’ HER coffee is. Make it yourself!

9. Beware Female Drivers

A dramatic ad that shows how dangerous it is for a woman to drive a car

8. Zerox Photocopier

Another bimbo (a Marilyn Monroe type) fixes her make up while she tells us that she can’t really do much around the office but she is capable of photocopying

7. Washing Powder

Shows a man complaining his shirts not white enough and stating; ‘that’s a woman for ya’.

6. Gold Medal Flour

Making sure women know that their place is in the kitchen!

5. Tab Soda

Telling women that the need to ‘have a good shape’ for their man.

4. Coffee

Again, a man complaining about coffee, as if he can’t make it himself! The woman’s response? Extremely disappoint, ‘I hoped it would be better today’.

3. Wildroot

This ad shows us that if a man used Wildroot and wolf whistles at women, he can ‘get her every time’.

2. Purse Shopping

Telling the world that the competitive sports that women engage in are… shopping for purse. WOW!

1. Volvo

Explaining that women’s priorities are making payments on a fur coat.


I wonder what modern day clips we’ll be cringing at in another 50 years time!

Can you see the funny side of these clips or do they wind you up?


By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'