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Cultural Revolution Era: Politically Charged Images


Two women, one holding a baby, look at and listen to a third woman reading from a pamphlet. A valise with a red cross imprinted on it rests between the women.

It's good to have birth control.
计划生育好

Two images are shown: in the first, a smiling woman in a blue shirt hands a stack of red-bound books to another woman, also smiling. In the second, workers in a field focus their attention on a woman talking and pointing to images on a display board. A valise with a red cross imprinted on it rests between the speaker and the audience.  Other people and several red flags planted in the ground are seen in the background.

Promote late marriage and transform social traditions.
宣传晚婚, 移风易俗


Two images are shown: in the first, a thresher, a truck, and several workers are shown harvesting a field of grain. In the second, eight women walk single-file on a beach, carrying knapsacks and rifles. Several of the women wear matching red and black plaid shirts.

Late marriage and birth control promote women's participation in socialist reconstruction.
晚婚和计划生育有助于参加 妇女社会主义建设: 妇女能 顶半边天,
女民兵

Two images are shown: in the upper image a barefoot doctor talks with a female villager about the advantages of family planning and distributes free contraceptives. In the lower image the commune’s general store brings sales of goods to villages and distributes free contraceptives.

赤脚医生宣传计划生育好处,给社员提供免费避孕药具

A barefoot doctor talks with a female villager about the advantages of family planning and distributes free contraceptives (upper image). The commune’s general store brings sales of goods to villages and distributes free contraceptives (lower image).