JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
[All images from John Brown's Public Diplomacy Press and Review Blog, here.]
Almost all of these posters were printed by the U.S. government as a preventative measure to help eradicate the costs of venereal diseases to the American armed forces. They look a little outre and goofy and unbelievable in their way, but their message was very clear. The effects of venereal disease too is a very clear one to military forces, because as important as it is to feed and clothe your troops, it is equally important to keep them healthy, for since the beginning of keeping armies there are always episodes of armed forces being decimated by disease, some percentage of them being sexually transmitted.
So I understand that the powers that be were trying to limit the lovelust interests of a (conquering) military force by scaring them,but sometimes the message came with a price, as with the lead poster on this post, which basically shrank the individuality of women down to the nexus, eliminating their individuality and robotizing them into VD-carrying sex toys. .
The percentage enough would carry this message, but a detailed view of the poster shows how it enunciates the mechanization of the female love receptacle:
I don't disagree with the underlying purpose of these posters, or even most of their sentiments--except of course for the lobotomized-disease-carrier-women parts.