How sexist marketing sold America on the automatic transmission

Detroit's ad machine — back when it ran on brown liquor and slathered on Old Spice without a touch of irony — used a not-so-subtle play on America's rigid gender roles to sell the country on automatic transmissions. The ladies, you see, can't be bothered to shift on their own. » 11/01/11 12:00pm 11/01/11 12:00pm