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(Daily Mail)   Ads from the 50's make you wonder, How happy can a chubby girl be?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 132
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2013-03-19 09:28:13 AM  
Put a cup cake in front of her and let's see...
 
2013-03-19 09:41:35 AM  
Fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go 'round.
 
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2013-03-19 09:43:34 AM  
At first I thought the guys in the left panel of the first ad were hugging. Overweight girls turn boys gay. But they are really just whispering to each other. "Look at the way she sucks on that cookie. Do you think she...? I bet she does. But not as good as you, Rod."
 
2013-03-19 09:51:24 AM  
The one on the right looks like i could break her with one hand.

DAMMIT! GET A CHEESEBURGER IN THAT STICK YOU CALL A BODY!
 
2013-03-19 09:52:15 AM  
OMG LOOK AT THOSE SHARP KNEES!!!!!!
 
2013-03-19 09:52:38 AM  
That stupid lady with the bracelet is gonna get whooped.
 
2013-03-19 09:52:57 AM  

ManateeGag: Fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go 'round.


You know he meant bubble butt boys, right?
 
2013-03-19 09:53:14 AM  
Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).
 
2013-03-19 09:53:15 AM  
Well, there are more of them now than there were in the 1950's, so statistically, at least a few of them are happy.
 
2013-03-19 09:54:17 AM  
I'm more intrigued by the 1950's definition of chubby. If she wasn't pictured right next to the stick-thin girl, I would never have guessed she's supposed to represent a fat person.
 
2013-03-19 09:55:16 AM  
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He came.
 
2013-03-19 09:56:00 AM  
This gem from the comments: Look British women are fat lazy lump's who have forgotten that their role in life is to look after a man. Who wants a big fat lump looking after them I don't. Women get your act together and you will be the happier for it.
 
2013-03-19 09:56:00 AM  
OK, I admit.  I originally thought the Lark's Gas-Trap filter was an underwear advertisement.  I forgot that they used to advertise cigs in print.
 
2013-03-19 09:56:24 AM  
neversubmit: ManateeGag: Fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go 'round.

You know he meant bubble butt boys, right?


You do know that Mr Mercury farked anything that moves.... The Aristocrat
 
2013-03-19 09:57:42 AM  
Ads from the 50s, 60s and 70s, subster....
 
2013-03-19 10:02:01 AM  
Dayum, fat was a lot skinnier back then.
 
2013-03-19 10:02:06 AM  

mbillips: Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).


True. It really wasn't acceptable to have fat rolls hanging over your pants until the 90's.

Karac: OK, I admit.  I originally thought the Lark's Gas-Trap filter was an underwear advertisement.  I forgot that they used to advertise cigs in print.


I remember people smoking in hospitals and doctors offices..
 
2013-03-19 10:03:59 AM  
I'm more intrigued by the 1950's definition of chubby. If she wasn't pictured right next to the stick-thin girl, I would never have guessed she's supposed to represent a fat person.


You sound...
 
2013-03-19 10:04:54 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Dayum, fat was a lot skinnier back then.


No shiat.

Wtf happened?
 
2013-03-19 10:06:21 AM  
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2013-03-19 10:08:44 AM  
Aaaaand there's a current weight watchers ad at the top of the page.  If you see an ad and don't feel bad about your life, some soulless marketing whore didn't do his/her job.  What a shocking list.
 
2013-03-19 10:11:52 AM  
You know people, not EVERY ad targeting a demographic is "sexist". So the woman uses shampoo, big farking deal, there are quite a few shampoos directed solely at a single gender, so not targeting your demographic would be utterly stupid.

The cigarette one is the same way. It's not sexist. Jesus.

I don't even know why they added the Head and Shoulders one, it's less "sexist" than any other one on the the list. They've been targeting both sexes for years, IN INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGNS.

The other stuff is pretty sexist, but it's also fitting for its time. And Jesus, THOSE, are "chubby" girls? Like someone said upthread, the Life Savers girl looks like you could snap her like kindling...
 
2013-03-19 10:12:54 AM  

AbbeySomeone: True. It really wasn't acceptable to have fat rolls hanging over your pants until the 90's.


I saw a fat girl running in the park yesterday and I thought: "Good job on exercising."
Then I thought: "Please don't wear skin tight clothes, you are just accentuating the fact that you are fat."
 
2013-03-19 10:18:40 AM  
I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:

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2013-03-19 10:19:27 AM  
Because nobody likes a fat six-year-old.


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2013-03-19 10:22:11 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I remember people smoking in hospitals and doctors offices..


My DOCTOR smoked. In his office.

We gave up the cigarettes, and suddenly everybody got fat. Coincidence?
 
2013-03-19 10:22:26 AM  
That first one confused the hell out of me for a second because I wasn't sure what was supposed to be wrong about a reasonably-sized girl who had a farking box of cookies. Compared to the pompous-looking, lifesaver-tossing, pencil-thin girl on the right, I'd take cookie-girl any day.
 
2013-03-19 10:23:22 AM  

stonicus: [s10.postimage.org image 278x400]


I'm not entirely sure what that is a commercial FOR.
 
2013-03-19 10:23:27 AM  
Listen to today's music, particularly rap, if you want to hear sexism. It is alarming how much more respect women use to be shown compared with today.
 
2013-03-19 10:23:28 AM  
If you got a fat girl clothing branded with the name "Chubbettes" she'd go eat a freaking cheesecake.

Stupid men world.
 
2013-03-19 10:24:45 AM  

GiantRex: That first one confused the hell out of me for a second because I wasn't sure what was supposed to be wrong about a reasonably-sized girl who had a farking box of cookies. Compared to the pompous-looking, lifesaver-tossing, pencil-thin girl on the right, I'd take cookie-girl any day.


Cookie girl is still hot, and those boys in the background have already ruined her self esteem.  She is ripe for the taking!!
 
2013-03-19 10:26:18 AM  

GiantRex: That first one confused the hell out of me for a second because I wasn't sure what was supposed to be wrong about a reasonably-sized girl who had a farking box of cookies. Compared to the pompous-looking, lifesaver-tossing, pencil-thin girl on the right, I'd take cookie-girl any day.


Also notice that the skinny girl is dressed much more fashionably and looks not unlike Audrey Hepburn. The cookie girl is still wearing saddle shoes and socks. You wanna be thin, mature and sophisticated, doncha, honey? Have some LifeSavers. The candy with the - ahem - HOLE in it.
 
2013-03-19 10:27:19 AM  
It's funny what was considered "fat" back then.
 
2013-03-19 10:30:04 AM  

Mija: Listen to today's music, particularly rap, if you want to hear sexism. It is alarming how much more respect women use to be shown compared with today.


That's the retort from religious groups who insist that their women, covered from head to foot, are more revered than those of other religions. Of course, the answer's somewhere in between.

And, truly, look at how our culture treats women. Is it respectful?
 
2013-03-19 10:30:38 AM  

stonicus: Cookie girl is still hot, and those boys in the background have already ruined her self esteem. She is ripe for the taking!!


You're late to the party.  She has given up on life and has become a fat lesbian.
 
2013-03-19 10:30:38 AM  
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2013-03-19 10:33:58 AM  

theorellior: If you got a fat girl clothing branded with the name "Chubbettes" she'd go eat a freaking cheesecake.

Stupid men world.


The boys had Husky pants.  Because when I think of "fat" I think "sled dog."
 
2013-03-19 10:34:26 AM  

dmax: Mija: Listen to today's music, particularly rap, if you want to hear sexism. It is alarming how much more respect women use to be shown compared with today.

That's the retort from religious groups who insist that their women, covered from head to foot, are more revered than those of other religions. Of course, the answer's somewhere in between.

And, truly, look at how our culture treats women. Is it respectful?


We're getting there. Respect comes out in different ways. I want to be not afraid to go out into a carpark at 2am, but at the same time that means when I say something in a board meeting that's stupid I want to be argued with and not kow-towed to or dismissed, and if I lose my damn mind and punch some guy I want to... Well okay I don't WANT to be punched back, but it's all part of the same package, I think.

Now as to advertisements and media treatment of women... *shudder*
 
2013-03-19 10:36:16 AM  
I like looking at vintage ads like this, still some of those definitely showed that times have changed from those days.
 
2013-03-19 10:39:17 AM  

theorellior: If you got a fat girl clothing branded with the name "Chubbettes" she'd go eat a freaking cheesecake.

Stupid men world.


You sound oppressed
 
2013-03-19 10:39:34 AM  
I was hoping for more pics of happy chubby girls in this thread.
 
2013-03-19 10:39:58 AM  
He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

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2013-03-19 10:41:14 AM  

Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:

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Pee ache ay tee. Phat.
 
2013-03-19 10:42:19 AM  

mbillips: Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).


In my classes some play a game.  When I'm screening a 1950's or '60's documentary that features street scenes, they look for a large person.
Even as late as 1979-83.  Pretty rare then.
Aspartame + corn sweetner is the change agent here.
 
2013-03-19 10:44:36 AM  

Xenomech: I wonder what started the obsession with being skinny?  These ads are not much older than the ones from the 50s:


Ads encouraging women to gain weight. Good thing Bloomberg wasn't in office back then.
 
2013-03-19 10:45:34 AM  

wherewolf-therewolf: He's thinking a little mother/daughter action...

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"Ladies, ladies, please! I'm a Mormon, you can BOTH be my dates!"
 
2013-03-19 10:47:15 AM  

Marcintosh: mbillips: Alas, the chubby girls are what skinny looks like today. We're all a bunch of lardasses compared to when I was a kid (when these ads were made).

In my classes some play a game.  When I'm screening a 1950's or '60's documentary that features street scenes, they look for a large person.
Even as late as 1979-83.  Pretty rare then.
Aspartame + corn sweetner McDonald's is the change agent here.


or the over indulgence of...
 
2013-03-19 10:48:18 AM  

stonicus: GiantRex: That first one confused the hell out of me for a second because I wasn't sure what was supposed to be wrong about a reasonably-sized girl who had a farking box of cookies. Compared to the pompous-looking, lifesaver-tossing, pencil-thin girl on the right, I'd take cookie-girl any day.

Cookie girl is still hot, and those boys in the background have already ruined her self esteem.  She is ripe for the taking!!


[in the voice of Iago]
RRRAWK!  Ripe for the taking!
 
2013-03-19 10:49:00 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I remember people smoking in hospitals and doctors offices..


And grocery stores. When I was little, I used to hang onto the front of the shopping cart at the grocery store. Invariably, we'd hit someone's discarded cigarette butt and the cart would come to a screeching halt and I'd almost get thrown off.
 
2013-03-19 10:49:28 AM  

Gonz: AbbeySomeone: I remember people smoking in hospitals and doctors offices..

My DOCTOR smoked. In his office.

We gave up the cigarettes, and suddenly everybody got fat. Coincidence?


Talk about times a changin'.  In 1979, 2nd grade at Gutermuth Elementary in Louisville, my teacher would crack the window and kick back with a Virginia Slim while we took our milk break!
 
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