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Liberty P. Sproat

Since the early 1920s, following the Bolshevik Revolution, Clara Zetkin, the renowned German socialist, politician, and fighter for women's rights, argued that only communism provided complete emancipation for women because it brought equality both in theory and in practice. Zetkin used her periodical Die Kommunistische Fraueninternationale (The communist women's international) (1921-1925) to convince women of the virtues of joining Soviet Russia (later the Soviet Union) in worldwide revolution rather than succumbing to the empty promises of feminist movements in capitalist nations. From reports of International Women's Day celebrations to statistical reviews of the institutions established to aid working women, Die Kommunistische Fraueninternationale used the example of Soviet Russia to illustrate what life for women entailed in a country that had experienced a successful communist revolution. The Soviet model portrayed in Die Kommunistische Fraueninternationale was optimistic and illustrated what Zetkin anticipated her female readers dreamed for themselves. The periodical, thus, became a tool of communist propaganda to convince women that supporting international communism was the most effective path for obtaining equal economic and social rights with men.

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Chiara Bonfiglioli

's organizations was often blurred when it came to activists’ narratives and life stories. At the same time, the book acknowledges that US activists and feminist media insisted they “segregate ‘politics’ from ‘women's issues’” (234) and that their narratives ended

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Ioana Cîrstocea

benefited from its grants and fellowships, know-how, technical assistance, library and teaching resources. Hence NEWW's impetus has been highly instrumental in both the politicization of women's issues and the establishment of gender studies in the region. 2

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“The 1990s Wasn't Just a Time of Bandits; We Feminists Were Also Making Mischief!”

Celebrating Twenty Years of Feminist Enlightenment Projects in Tver’

Julie Hemment and Valentina Uspenskaya

! It was there, reading old magazines in search of materials for a course on the history of social ideas in the nineteenth century, that I first came across the terms “women's issues” and “feminism.” This archive opened when I was a student, but it

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

activists she fought actively for a greater focus on youth and women's issues. 55 Another female activist who had a major influence on all Tsukunfists due to her journalism work was Sofia Dubnow-Erlich. A poet, political activist, critic, and translator

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

Mamone's apparent conclusion that the net harm of the feminist issues was greater than the net gain of airing the problems. If women's issues had instead been silenced, would they not have continued to perpetuate and perhaps exacerbate patriarchal ideas