kollontai

  1. What has the October Revolution Done for Women in the West?
    01
    Apr

    What has the October Revolution Done for Women in the West?

    Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952) was among the leading figures of the Russian Revolution. However, as Parvathi Menon observes, her ‘revolutionary legacy slipped into relative obscurity in the decades following her death’. This is surprising given the fact that not only did she live an extraordinary life, both personal and political, she left behind voluminous writings; some of which you can read in our 2017 volume of her selected essays, The Soviet Woman, edited by Parvathi Menon. We share wi..
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  2. To See the Dawn: Women and Communism
    25
    Mar

    To See the Dawn: Women and Communism

    The protests at Shaheen Bagh (stalled for now, to help contain the spread of COVID-19), were essentially led by women. They were there to challenge not just an illegal legislation, but a world that all but literally keeps them shackled, that tells them their place at home and outside – if allowed to venture there. If you think that you’ve broken free from such a mindset – especially if you aren’t a woman – by virtue of being ‘liberal’, ‘progressive’, or even ‘socialist’, th..
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