From the Stacks: “I Wish the Burglar Had Stolen…” My Wife?

Ah, yes. The good ole days when it was OK to use funny jokes about wife-hating and spousal abuse in advertisements for  alarm systems.

Thank goodness the times when companies used violence against women to sell stuff are over. Oh wait … they’re not! Especially if you’re selling stuff that’s really, really expensive.

This ad was published in the “No Comment” section of Ms. in March 1982.

About

Stephanie hails from Toronto, Canada. She is a Ms. writer, a Master of Journalism candidate and a hip hop dancer/instructor/choreographer. She got her start in feminist journalism at the age of 16 when she was a member of the first editorial collective at Shameless magazine—and she has never looked back.