1st Edition

Woman in Soviet Russia

By Fannina W. Halle Copyright 1933
    428 Pages
    by Routledge

    Women in Soviet Russia (1933) was the first attempt to provide a comprehensive account of the position of women in the Soviet Union. It looks at the history of women’s achievements following the 1917 revolution, and of the efforts made by the Communists to establish sex equality between man and woman. This history embraces every activity of women, economical, political, cultural and biological. A survey is provided of women’s participation in the civil wars and in the work of the Five Year Plan; of woman’s role as mother, wife, worker and political leader; of her position in the home, in the state, and in industry; of the attempts of the Soviets to abolish prostitution; of the establishment of creches and maternity clinics; of the situation with regard to abortion and methods of birth control; of the marriage laws; and, above all, of the development of sex relations in Russia and the emotional life of both old and young Russian women.

    1. Women in Ancient Russia  2. The Dawn of a New Age  3. Women in Pre-Revolutionary Russia  4. The October Revolution of 1917 and the Liberation of Women  5. The New Sexual Ethical Code and Theory  6. Mother and Child  7. Love, Marriage and the Family  8. Towards the Abolition of Prostitution  9. Woman Takes Possession of the New Realm  10. The New Byt


    Fannina W. Halle