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Vintage No Comment: The Perfect Present, 1994

This ad for Savane trousers from Macy’s appeared in the Nov/Dec 1994 issue of Ms. What is it about the holiday season that renews the advertising industry’s vigor for sexism? It could be the cookies, the early sunsets or all the Bing Crosby–but it sure is an odd time of year to be a woman. […]

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