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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 62. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4568.

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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. (1929). Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 62. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4568

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Title Reminiscences of Lenin
Alternative Title Reminiscences of Lenin: dealing with Lenin's views on the position of women and other questions
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933
Publisher Modern Books
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1929
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 78 pages; 19 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L4Z48 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304549~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript REMINISCENCES OF LENIN movements. Our women comrades must work together systematically with the youth. That is a continuation, an extension and exaltation of motherliness from the individual to the social sphere. And all the awakening social life and activity of women must be encouraged, so that they can discard the limitations of their Philistine individualist home and family psychology. But we'll come to that later. "With us, too, a large part of the youth are keen on ' revising bourgeois conceptions and morality ' concerning sexual questions. And, I must add, a large part of our best, our most promising young people. What you said before is true. In the conditions created by the war and the revolution the old ideological values disappeared or lost their binding force. The new values are crystallising slowly, in struggle. In the relations between man and man, between man and woman, feelings and thoughts are becoming revolutionised. New boundaries are being set up between the rights of the individual and the rights of the whole, in the duties of individuals. The matter is still in a completely chaotic ferment. The direction, the forces of development in the various contradictory tendencies are not yet clearly defined. It is a slow and often a very painful process of decay and growth. And particularly in the sphere of sexual relationships, of marriage and the family. The decay, the corruption, the filth of bourgeois marriage, with its difficult divorce, its freedom for the man, its enslavement for the woman, the repulsive hypocrisy of sexual morality and relations fill the most active minded and best people with deep disgust. "The constraint of bourgeois marriage and the family laws of bourgeois states accentuate these evils and conflicts. It is the force of ' holy property.' It sanctifies venality, degradation, filth. And the conventional hypocrisy of honest bourgeois society does the rest. People are 56