"Cleaning the Windows Through Which Children View the World---"

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"Cleaning the Windows Through Which Children View the World---"



This image juxtaposes two windows that represent society before and after life the promotion of social hygiene ideas. The "before" window reads "vulgar distortion of sex facts," "unsupervised amusements," "unsympathetic attitude of elders," and "low standards of living." The "after" window includes "correct information and sound view point on sex matters," "wholesome recreation -- wise use of leisure time," "sympathetic guidance," "good home environment." It also reads: "The American Social Hygiene Association is helping to bring about this window-cleaning by promoting: 1. The integration of sex education and character training in schools and colleges. 2. The training of parents in methods of sex education. 3. Increased recreational facilities and adequate supervision. 4. The use of visiting teachers, women police, probation officers, and other community protective agents."



American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives, Box 177, Folder 7.

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ASHA, “"Cleaning the Windows Through Which Children View the World---",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed July 18, 2024, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/355.


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