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Soviet ideal woman is feminine,
Sunday, August 12,1984
By JACK REDDEN
United Press international
MOSCOW - The ideal Soviet woman
is not one who walks in space and certainly not one who would aspire to high
No, she is one who can sew a button
and peel a potato and generally respects the "stronger sex."
So says a Leningrad child psychologist in an article printed in tne Soviet
trade union newspaper Trud.
"The true strength of a woman lies
not in her physical strength but in the
weakness of her sex," the psychologist,
V. Garbuzov, wrote, "By her tenderness, her pure female tact, her delicacy, she first wins the heart of her
father, then husband."
Boys and girls are meant to be different, Garbuzov concluded. The psychologist shunned the Western
movement away from stereotyping
children into male and female roles.
"Giving a girl an apron as a present
before she is given a Sunday dress instills in her the skill of housekeeping,
the skill and taste for this eternal female cause," it said.
A mother must teach by example,
acting and dressing properly, it said.
Her daughter must learn the role of
mother by caring for dolls, then pets
and then the younger children.
"Before she goes to school she can
already sew on a button, iron a handkerchief, peel a potato," the article described a girl properly raised.
"A rougfi, coarse girl will inevitably
turn into a rough, coarse woman. To
prevent this happening, a girl must
| from her earliest years be prepared for
her noble designation of woman, wife,
The article appeared at about the
same time as Soviet cosmonaut Svet-
lana Savitskaya was in the news. She
returned to Earth after becoming the
first woman to walk in space.
On the Soviet battle of the sexes, it
was clear whose side Garbuzov took.
"There is yet another thing that a
daughter must be taught" the Trud article said, "to respect the stronger sex
in the form of a specific boy, youth or
man for his personal qualities."
The psychologist author expressed
alarm at a survey that showea Soviet
women did not respect their men, and
placed the blame squarely on the
women, who have outnumbered men
through most of the century due to
deaths in war and revolution.
"I am afraid that this is the fault of
the female half of the family ... constantly branding sons, brothers, husbands etc. as stupid, unfaithful,
drunks," the article said.
Women are making a "terrible mistake," the article said, warning that
they might end up divorced and lonely.
"What could be more bitter for a
Although women officially enjoy full
equality, they are often blamed in the
government-controlled press such as
Trud for such social problems as high
divorce rates and troubled children.