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Socialismul si camuflarea de gen (Socialism and gender camouflage)

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Author(s): Stefania Mihalache

Journal: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
ISSN 1583-0039

Issue: 6;
Start page: 117;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: socialism | communism | woman | body | emancipation | power | eroticism | suppression | gender | otherness

ABSTRACT
Eroticism seems to be the essence of individuation and the freedom that brings Otherness into being. For this reason eroticism had to be disguised and softened by a mechanism of control within the society of any monolithic communist power. Therefore, one of the images that were altered was that of the woman. This was done under the pretext of a project of emancipation, initiated by the Communist party, which made claims in women’s name but utilized women’s organizations for socialist-communist propaganda. The article analyzes this manipulative politics and it’s effects on the social imagery: it created the image of a New woman - the aggressive woman with the profile of a communist warrior and a masculine body in a carnival-like movement that was biased, restrictive, and gender-blind.
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