greenvincentine said: The hardwood panels ad was probably not sexist in 1968. Laying down a hardwood floor is tricky, even today. Back then it was a bit tougher even with the prefab stuff. Anyone with zero experience would find most floor work difficult at first. Therefore, if we understand that in 1968 the huge majority of that kind of work was done by men, can we not assume that the ad simply recognizes that women are being noted as inexperienced in that area? What If it read: "even a teenager can do it" ?
Ha! I love it. I am quite sure the ad wasn’t sexist back then. I had in fact written this long and annoyed response to my young friend but in the end decided against humiliation. I am quite close to 50 now and I have mellowed a bit with age but I can remember the day when I thought it was my duty to expose all of the injustice in the world. I can remember when it was ok to smoke in hospitals and grocery store aisles were littered with cigarette butts. I remember when the credit cards my mother carried in her purse were in fact in my fathers name with her signature as Mrs. William Joseph Stover. The spouse card. She was required to sign receipts like this and my father had to ok purchases over a certain amounts. I