WOMEN AND THE REVOLUTION by Ethel Mannin

WOMEN AND THE REVOLUTION

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. Mannin is an avowed and staunch communist, frankly partisan, wholeheartedly advancing the virtues of the communist regime. She writes of revolution in relation to women, meaning by ""revolution"" -- recreation and new birth. She traces the history of revolutions and what they have contributed to women's emancipation, social, political, moral, vivifying her story with human interest episodes in the lives of women protagonists. She attacks Fascism, and its attitude towards women bitterly. Finally, she outlines the gains; no class nor church taboos, easier marriage and divorce terms, elimination of prostitution, advance in education, better living and working conditions, greater freedom along all lines. -- A not very convincing piece of propaganda.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1938
Publisher: Dutton