This advert, which I would guess is from the 1960s, at least displays a slightly more subtle brand of sexism than some earlier adverts:

The text reads:
"Can your wife bake her own bread? Can she get a kid's leg stitched and not phone you at the office until it's all over? Find something to talk about when the TV set goes on the blink? Does she worry about the Bomb? Make your neighbors' children wish that she were their mother? Will she say "Yes" to a camping trip after 50 straight weeks of cooking? Let your daughter keep a pet snake in the back yard? Invite 13 people to dinner even though she only has service for 12? Name a cat "Rover"? Live another year without furniture and take a trip to Europe instead? Let you give up your job with a smile? And mean it? Congratulations."
Actually, this looks to me like the perfect vehicle for Charon QC's "Van Rouge" UK Tour.

[Found on Boing Boing.]