Socialism or Marxism has done more to advance women’s rights than any other movement in the world, communist countries are some of the most gender equal countries in the world, the four main reasons (which feminist are STILL fighting for despite misogynist counter efforts) are highlighted below;
1. Abortion Rights
In October 1920 the Bolsheviks made abortion legal within the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic their “Decree on Women’s Healthcare.” This resulted in women having access to safe and stress free access to abortions, women had control over their own bodies, women were no longer shamed and had control over their own bodies.
Socialism in the Soviet Union had liberated women from their own biology which was sexist towards them by dehumanizing them into ‘ baby incubators’
Abortions were not only free and provided by the state but it was encouraged and a sign of progressiveness, because by having an abortion a woman showed that she could contribute more to society by being able to do real work than being a burden on society
There have been several attempts to control womens bodies such as trying to classify a foetus as a human being or banning abortions in the third trimester, fortunately socialist states such as the Peoples Republic of China have stood firm against this misogynist meddling. Women are so liberated in communist China that they have the choice to have a free state provided abortion whenever they want.
Late term abortion is just another social construct like gender that was designed to oppress women. It is a fabrication to give the impression that a foetus has developed to the point that it feels consciences, pain and cognitive dissonance.
So called ‘medical professors’ such as Jean Wright, MD, anesthesiologist, Savannah, Georgia, specializing in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center have claimed that “A fetus after 20 weeks of gestation has all the prerequisite anatomy, physiology, hormones, neurotransmitters, and electrical current to close the loop and create the conditions needed to perceive pain. In a fashion similar to explaining the electrical wiring to a new house, we would explain that the circuit is complete from skin to brain to back.”
However many feminist have been quick to discredit her as she does not have a Women’s Studies degree and therefore extremely biased.
“Just because a foetus resembles a fully developed baby doesn’t necessarily mean it should be counted as a baby” In fact every woman should have an abortion at least once in their lives to show that they are liberated and believe in women’s rights.
2. Eradication of Gender Roles
In the early years of Soviet power in Russia, the Bolsheviks used “Comrade” when addressing or referring to people assumed sympathetic to the revolution and to the Soviet state, such as members of the Communist party and people from the “working masses”.
This word was chosen because it meant you supported the ideology and considered everyone to be friends and equal.
The Bolsheviks wanted to recreate society completely, creating an ideal world where all people were equal. This notion of equality included women, who up until this point, were limited to domestic work. Now women were expected to be a part of the workforce outside of their homes. They would no longer be degraded and dehumanised by being referred to ‘women’ or ‘feminine’ they would now be called comrade like there biologically male counterparts.
By the mid-1920s, the form of address “Comrade” became so commonplace in the Soviet Union that it was used indiscriminately in essentially the same way as terms like “Mister” and “Sir” are employed in English. Criminals and suspects were only addressed as “Citizens” and not as “Comrades”, and expressly refusing to address someone as “Comrade” would generally be perceived as a hostile act and thus they would be punished and vaporised into one of Stalins Gulags.
This was a huge win for gender equality because those who oppose it need to be erased from society, unfortunately in modern times gender-equality advocates such as feminist have been forced to passively reengineer gender roles such as re-educating children in schools and universities, shaming masculinity in men, shaming femininity in women and by using shaming tactics to discredit opponents in the media and rightly portraying them as misogynist and women oppressors.
3. Women In Workforce
In contrast to modern day society, women in Communist countries were truly seen as equals and expected to take on the roles of men. They were not hindered by social gender construct that says men on average are stronger than women or that we have biological differences and thus different needs.
Fortunately for gender equality a large amount of the male population died in horrific conditions at wars so it was a much easier decision to force women to stop being so misogynist and do the work the men usually would be doing. Women were reported to be much happier working in the great Russian Outdoors than they were doing oppressive tasks such as cooking/cleaning at home and child-rearing
4. Government taking over role of family
Since the beginning of time Women were oppressed by being mothers.
French feminist Simone de Beauvoir stated that “no woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children…because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”
For this reason the goal of the new socialist society was for women to be re-educated and reconditioned (by force sometimes as some of these women were still brainwashed by the patriarchy) so they could break out of the confines of the home and participate equally, alongside men, in every sphere of life. But how could this happen if the economic relations in society still compelled women to stay in the home? How could women even take the first steps of working outside of the home if there was no one to take care of the children and cook the family meals?
Easy, the government would take over the nuclear family. Women would birth children and then they would be raised by the state, husbands would also not be necessary for women any more as the state would offer subsidies. In short women will never be truly free until the nuclear family is abolished, words like Mother, Father and family are only social constructs and oppressive to women.