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Women in the Soviet Union - Image 36. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 18, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3590/show/3543.

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(1929). Women in the Soviet Union - Image 36. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3590/show/3543

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Women in the Soviet Union - Image 36, 1929, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed February 18, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3590/show/3543.

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Title Women in the Soviet Union
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Ni︠u︡rina, F. E. (Fanni Efimovna)
Contributor (Local)
  • Alexander, G. G. L.
Publisher Workers Library Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1929
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women
  • Congresses and conventions
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Extent 67 pages: illustrations; 18 cm
Original Item Location HQ1662.W6 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304548~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript 24 WOMEN IN THE exactly the same conditions as the men, and got lower wages. The first steps in labour protection were taken in 1912, when hospitals were established. But these measures were so inadequate that in general one could rightly say that there was no protection whatever for mother or child, or for female labour. The position of peasant women was not much better. The peasant woman had no right in the sharing out of the land, except in cases where she herself managed a farm, and even then only with the consent of the parish. If consent was, for any reason whatever, refused, the peasant woman received no land and trustees were appointed on her behalf. It often happened that adult peasant women were placed under the guardianship of perfect strangers. The legal position of working women was one of peculiar oppression. The married woman was at the absolute disposal of the husband. She was even deprived of her freedom of movement. If she left her husband, she was liable to be brought back by the police. Children born out of wedlock were " illegitimate," could make no claim on their parents, and were, of course, deprived of all legal protection. Women of the east were in an even more wretched plight. According to the Mohammedan religious laws, children of n and 12 years were married, on payment of a "Kalym." A woman was not allowed to appear before strange men unless veiled. This position of complete lack of legal rights and social suppression naturally affected the cultural and political level of the women. Under Tsarism only a few women could read or write. Illiteracy was particularly prevalent among peasant and eastern women. But even in the towns, I