Cartoons and lampoons have existed for ages and those depicting military women were not always kind. Here are some from the Civil War to Wonder Woman and beyond.
Confederate women spies were
lampooned in the papers of the times.
Fake pictures of women in uniform
were used as parodies
and also for recruiting.
World War One Yeoman (F) were
featured in a more favorable light.
"When I get married I'm
going to be the sergeant."
Winnie the WAC was
popular during WWII.
"Do you think there's
anything wrong with my chassis?"
Women's Home Companion Cover, 1941
The original Wonder Woman's secret identity was
that of Lt Diana Prince, a military nurse.
In fact on this cover she is shown rescuing Lt Diana Prince.
© DC Comics
This one by Ann Teulaes appeared during the Aberdeen scandals.
At the time there was some truth to it.
© North America Syndicate
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