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World War 2 Posters Prove Platonic Love Is Always Gay

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Lisa Wade looks at military recruitment posters from World War 2 and sees clear gay undertones. But are they appealing to homosexuals? Aren’t these adverts just calls for you to join the lads? Is any sing of bonding between men now presented as being gay and driven by sex?

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  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂

  • dairy

    I wasn’t around then and I believe that the subtext and innuendo attributed to these images now wasn’t around either at the time..
    the navy images in particular were adopted by John Paul Gaultier as a strong, overtly gay image and I suspect that is what is in most people’s minds looking at them these days.

  • David

    Yes, things have changed!
    When I played on my University rugby team I loved everyone of those drunken halfwits (in a manly way of course). I never knew this made me gay, I just thought it was male bonding.
    It’ll come as a shock to my wife too (and the kids)
    Still, all that playing around naked in the showers could easily give the wrong impression I suppose. 🙂