Ad Rescues Clueless Women Who Could Never Buy a Car Without a Man Around

Clunker gets backlash

Remember back when advertisers would blatantly mock women for being helpless without men? I mean, you're probably not old enou … wait, never mind, still happening. A recent ad for used-car pricing service features women explaining how the site helped them purchase a vehicle without the help of a man. Because apparently women have to research pricing, while men have the magical ability to guess it on the nose like they're securing a spot on The Price Is Right.

@griner David Griner is Adweek's international editor and host of the Adweek podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."