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Submitted by Janine on Sat, 05/03/2005 - 10:01

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Dave Widgery's article 'Abortion: the pioneers' describes a lot of what the Bolsheviks did in the areas of birth control, abortion, sex education, and women's equality in general, and mentions the use of trains to take birth control and medical teams to remote areas.

Neither Widgery's article, nor mine above, goes into any detail about the technological standard or the particular method of contraception. It would be interesting to know that, but it is not fundamental to the argument - which is that the Bolshevik government tried to take major steps forward in women's welfare and equality, and did so in deeds not just in words.

I don't agree that I presented an "account of pre-Stalinist paradise for soviet women". My article states that "fulfilling this vision was difficult at that time in Russia ... The communal laundries, nurseries and facilities were woefully poor in quality."

Hardly paradise!!

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