• Thu, Oct 27 2011

Fun Old-Timey Posters Blame Women For STDs

Here’s a little nostalgia for your Thursday afternoon — back in the day, STDs like gonorrhea and syphilis were not only blamed on dirty, whore-ish women, but were actually sometimes anthropomorphized into women in ads.

Over at Slate, they’ve got a fun collection of said ads that show the transition throughout the years of STDs being portrayed as something men had to protect their virginal wives from, to STDs as something you got from hussies. Above is one of our favorites. Here are some more.

 

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