Vintage Sexism: “You can’t afford to be skinny” edition

Vintage ad that with headline: "If you want to be popular..you can't afford to be skinny!"
The vintage ad above was posted at Retronaut as part of a series of similar ads this week. It’s a good reminder that our current beauty standards, which promote weight loss and thinness, are actually pretty recent. It wasn’t so long ago that skinny was a considered a bad thing, and gaining weight to be curvier was what was being marketed to women.

Another ad after the jump.

Caption reads: "Men wouldn't look at me when I was skinny"

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