The Regrettable Century

The People's Commissariat for Gettin' It On: Sexual Radicalism and Liberation Under 20th Century Socialism

March 17, 2019 Season 1 Episode 17
The Regrettable Century
The People's Commissariat for Gettin' It On: Sexual Radicalism and Liberation Under 20th Century Socialism
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The Regrettable Century
The People's Commissariat for Gettin' It On: Sexual Radicalism and Liberation Under 20th Century Socialism
Mar 17, 2019 Season 1 Episode 17
Chris, Kevin, Jenny, and Jason
This week the gang talks about the radical liberatory programs of the Bolsheviks, the failure of these programs, the conservative reaction of Stalin, and the renewed blossoming of these ideas in the Cold War era Eastern Bloc.
Show Notes

This week the gang talks about the radical liberatory programs of the Bolsheviks, the failure of these programs, the conservative reaction of Stalin, and the renewed blossoming of these ideas in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. We ultimately conclude the Warsaw Pact countries leave much to be desired in the way of workers' democracy, but also provide us with an example of what is possible when a society's resources are devoted to liberation instead of hoarded by the bourgeoisie.

An article about Krupskaya and her advocacy of women’s right’s
https://cosmonaut.blog/2018/10/08/the-ussrs-founding-mother/


Liberation in the early days of the USSR
https://isreview.org/issue/86/legacy-october


Sex Under Socialism Book Review
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/11/women-better-sex-under-socialism-review


Kristen Ghodsee article in the NYT
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/why-women-had-better-sex-under-socialism.amp.html


Ghodsee, Kristen R. Why women have better sex under socialism : and other arguments for economic independence. New York: Nation Books, 2018.