Even Funnier Than Ads for Douching with Lysol

Every now and then, I like to remind myself that this is a real thing that exists in the world.

And then I laugh.

the feminists

[Oh, and about those Lysol ads? Turns out they’re less funny — though no less fascinating! — when you realize they are not actually talking about feminine hygiene.]

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So tell me: what bit of absurdity never fails to make you giggle? 

16 thoughts on “Even Funnier Than Ads for Douching with Lysol

  1. Remember the Enjoli perfume commercial? “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan. And never let you forget your a man.” That commercial used to play in an endless loop in my brain. I never figured out how wearing that scent was going to make me successful, like the woman in the commercial, but it was a heck of good advert. Still makes me giggle to think about it.

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  2. Now I want this book, and do you think anyone has it hidden away on a shelf…no. My new goal-to hunt this down if it is the last thing that I do. And Lysol, WTF! Definitely someone in that 80% is responsible for that piece of intelligent medical information.

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    1. Or how’s about a full 100% of the GOP men in the House of Representatives! Still stunned by that Planned Parenthood vote, even as I realize I shouldn’t really be surprised.

      Which is relevant to the discussion of Lysol douches, since “feminine hygiene” and the promised cures for malodorous vaginas were actually code for birth control. Not that Lysol actually prevented pregnancy, mind you! But people’s desperation was such that the company could advertise its product as such — at least in a *wink wink, nudge nudge* kinda way.

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  3. Wow. I have an old magazine ad that I framed and put up in my hallway because it makes me giggle. Circa 1950’s. “A Hoover makes you happier” with a woman smiling as she vacuums in her high heels, lace apron, and pearls. Sure…. That’s what I fantasize about. A new vacuum. 😉

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    1. I fantasize about a new steam vacuum for my hardwood floors. I’m not so much horrified that this statement sounds very unfeminist. Feminists like clean floors, too. I’m horrified because it means I’m an adult.

      The high heels and fancy-dress I never understood. Even as a kid, I thought June Cleaver was nuts.

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    2. I sometimes fantasize about someone to DO the vacuuming — does that count, do you suppose? Pearls totally optional, of course!

      I love and am horrified by a lot of those old advertisements, in equal measure.

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