Donald Duck on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

10 May

Donald Duck Wants You to Use a Condom

Sure, it’s a bit disconcerting that Donald’s sleeping with a prostitute. But I’m more unsettled by the fact that she’s photorealistic and human.

This Australian poster from World War II is currently on auction at Hale’s (stories about it on the Disney History, Cartoon Brew, and BoingBoing blogs). From Hale’s:

This rare poster is the only one we know of and we believe of Australian issue. Text at top reads “And Me With Out A Pro.! Be Sly VD Is High.” Great art depicts Donald Duck in an Australian soldier’s uniform while behind him is an attractive woman in a tight slinky dress lying in wait behind a large plant. Donald has an exasperated look on his face as he is without a prophylactic. At the lower right is insignia “4MCD,” we believe to be for the Fourth Medical Corps Division. Art is signed “Cyril Jones.”

6 Responses to “Donald Duck on Sexually Transmitted Diseases”

  1. sambycat May 13, 2007 at 3:24 pm #

    you do not know that lady is a hooker. she is merely a tiny lady sleeping under a leaf like snow white!

  2. Kitty-chan May 13, 2007 at 3:27 pm #

    Honest, it wouldn’t have occurred to me that she was a professional if Donald hadn’t pointed it out himself!

  3. biblioadonis aka George April 17, 2008 at 12:17 am #


    But he says “me WITH OUT a pro” not me out with a pro”

    I agree with Lisa! It was unfair for you to assume she was a prostitute. Maybe Donald had some of those Aqua Dots!

    I could do some research, though…maybe read a book about it!


  4. Jennifer April 17, 2008 at 6:51 am #

    I do believe the “pro” in question is “prophylactic.”

    I suppose it’s possible that she’s just a “loose woman” . . . but then, I believe most armed services VD education propaganda focused on professionals.

  5. biblioadonis aka George April 18, 2008 at 5:05 pm #

    As librarians, those of us with a Master’s Degree consider ourselves “Professional” versus library assistants which are para-professional.

    I never thought of myself *that* way…



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