Stepford moms choose Jif

And doofy, dumbass husbands, according to these ads.

Lynn Harris
August 6, 2008 6:05PM (UTC)

Your quick picker-upper for the day:’s list of the “Top 15 Most Sexist Daytime Commercials” -- from yesteryear and today -- many of which, writer Cole Gamble notes, seem to follow a script we can paraphrase thus:

"Dad: What is that?

Son: Some kind of liquid.


Dad: Normally I'd know what to do in these situations, but whenever I walk into the kitchen I become a total moron. Just like all dads do in cute thirty-second increments."

(That, or this: "If you fly National, you get to bang Maggie.")

Enjoy … while letting your Roomba clean up after those animals.

Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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