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Five Ways TV Commercials Insult People Over 50

Women get hit hardest, but men take their lumps, too — and if you’re in your 40s, they’re coming for you

Tom Selleck in an AAG commercial for reverse mortgages / Credit: AAG

Americans lampoon the TV commercials of the Mad Men era that portrayed women as happy floor-waxers with a fixation on removing “ring around the collar” from men’s shirts. But have things really changed?

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.