Madison Avenue has always been a hot bed of sexism.
That said, I don't think there has been much improvement other then the current Mad MEN running for cover by throwing a thin veil of acceptability over their sexism... sexism that seems to be perfect okay with virtually all other men.
The problem is that most men still see women just as they did in the 1800s... as "chattel" that know how to cook, clean and "obey" in the bedroom. Even the ones who "claim" to be male feminists (which is usually bullshit) rarely if ever object very strongly over sexism propaganda in the MSM, in advertising or even sports events.
Don't believe me? Well compare the old blatant sexism to the current sexism and tell me that it isn't almost as bad... I need a good laugh!
Here is what used to be "acceptable":
...and here is what is "currently acceptable:
See much difference? Me neither!
What I see is propagation of a male dominating rape culture that says that men can sexualize women whenever they want and that women's sole purpose is to please men.
Just as others have said here about other forms of discrimination, shit like ^^ THIS ^^ will continue on because this is what is being taught (through continuous propaganda and by example) to today's kids.
The only way this will stop is if the majority of men make it stop by boycotting products that sexualize women, vote sexist "we know what women need" politicians out of office (and that includes a LOT of Democrats!) and start teaching their sons AND their daughters that women are equal and that committing rape is a REAL crime.
I'm not holding out much hope for this to happen any time soon... which is why I hate you bastards who are currently accepting this shit.
P.S. This is also aimed at non-hetero men, as well, because they are some of the biggest misogynists on the planet!