This book examines the Hungarian experiment to liberate women from servitude. It provides details on the problems of Hungarian women in employment, in the household, and in the sexual relations and outlines the social policies of the government and the patriarchal culture values in society.
Westview Special Studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe -- Introduction -- The Long Road to Freedom -- The Idea of Liberation -- Oppression Anyone? A Brief Historical Perspective -- Work That Liberates -- Work That Liberates -- Where Do Women Work? -- What Do Women Do? -- How Much Do Women Earn? -- Why Do Women Work? -- The Second Shift -- Why Do Women Do It? -- On Growing Up To Be A Woman -- The Great Liberator: From Abortion to Contraception -- Of Princes on White Horses -- "I'm Getting Married in the Morning. . ." -- What Is A Wife? -- Where Shall We Live? -- To Work or Not to Work? -- On Motherhood -- Mommy -- The Young Mothers' Leave -- The "Blissful Exploitation" -- The Third Shift -- Sex on the Third Shift -- Divorce Hungarian Style -- Women in the Public Eye -- As Dusk Sets In -- Conclusion: Liberation—To What End?