CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Daughter of the Revolution

"Every woman-cook," cried little Red Father Lenin in the first flush of revolution, "can rule the state." But instead the state soon ruled the women, liberating them from the "old household slavery" and giving them equal rights with men only so that they could also carry hods, puddle steel and unload barges. "The hardest-worked sex in the country and perhaps in the world," cried appalled Feminist Perle Mesta last year after seeing her sisters under the shawl in Russia. In 37 years no woman ever sat in the Soviet Politburo. Ana Pauker,...

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