Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Is it a stupid question to ask where the posters warning women of the dangers presented by lecherous soldiers/sailors/candlestick-makers?

Was venereal disease back in the good old days™ limited to a cabal of crafty hussies looking to put our vulnerable and exploitable menfolk out of action using the oldest trick in the book.

6 comments:

Roddy said...

Some people took things so seriously back then.
In the sixties through seventies it was a badge of merit.

Magpie said...

Oh would this get some people up in arms today!! I agree, Kris. Seems a bit one-sided.

Jingle said...

nice post!

Kris said...

That's why I am a feminist.

Tony said...

This reminded me of my Grandmother's brother. I discovered during genealogy research from Government World War 1 archives that he spent 3 months in hospital in England with an extremely severe case of gonorrhoea. Once cured he was sent on active duty to Belgium where he was killed in action only a few months later

Kris said...

Tony, there were greater losses in the Allied armies on the Western Front to VD than battle deaths in WWI.