WWII nose art ran heavily to pictures of naked and thinly-clothed women, as might be expected for a bunch of lonely guys far from home. Sexist? I dunno, I'd call it poignant.
And it makes me wonder: now that we have women flying combat aircraft, will we start to see beefcake nose art? Or bishounen nose art?
== gyakusetsu == paradox
|Left/lower radical is 'movement'. The right/upper radical was originally an inverted version of 'big (man)' (大), the visual inversion meaning 'not normal'. Thus this character meant 'backward (non-normal) movement', which evolved into meanings such as 'oppose' and 'reverse'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Big upside-down man moves in reverse.'|