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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 East Side Story of Gender and Feminism

The Hungarian and Czech Cases

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

-fair language use. There is also a brief historical overview of Czech women's emancipation and women's issues since the nineteenth century through the twentieth century, including Czechoslovak state socialism in the post-1989 period. The book is divided into

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Harlan Koff, Carmen Maganda, Philippe De Lombaerde, Edith Kauffer, and Julia Ros Cuellar

convincingly argues that gender and even LGBTQIA+ perspectives need to be brought into the field of regional studies in order to make it more inclusive. We are pleased that this article notes Regions & Cohesion's commitment to gender and women's issues, and

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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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Sakai Magara

Activist Girl of Early Twentieth Century Japan

Barbara Hartley

” ( Kondō 1990: 24 ). Society advisor Yamakawa Kikue (1890–1980) was particularly critical of the fact that, until that time in Japan, groups that promoted women's issues had often merely provided what Yamanaka regarded as a form of “play for women of the

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“Amongst Affectionate Female Friends”

Same-Sex Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century Polish Correspondence

Natalie Cornett

-investigative commission V.1 (Permanent military-investigative commission—inventories of persons V. 1)], 1833–1862. I/3039-42. 11 Ibid. 12 Barbara Zwolińska, O kwestiach kobiecych w korespondencji Narcyzy Żmichowskiej [Women's issues in the correspondence of Narcyza

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Magdalena Rodziewicz

status of marriage and divorce in Iranian family law ( Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law , 2000 ) and Janet Afary wrote on attempts to rethink Shiite doctrine in accordance with women's issues ( Sexual Politics in Modern Iran , 2009 ). 2

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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