The Woman Worker Rabotnica #17 1926
V Shtranih, W Gropper
- Year: 1926
- Country: Russia
- Language: Russian
- Movement: Constructivism
- Subject: Women's Magazines
- Dimensions: Width: 20.00cm Height: 29.00cm Depth: 0.02cm
The Woman Worker is one of the oldest Russian language magazines exclusively devoted to women and families. The magazine's basic theme is to advocate proletarian internationalism and international labour solidarity as a means to checkmate imperialism. Its advocacy is for "social justice, the emancipation of women, and worldwide peace." The magazine meant to make women workers aware of the political situation in the country and acted as a catalyst in the participation of women in the socialist revolution in Russia. The magazine's editors wrote about transforming domestic life through raising the consciousness of men and blamed social problems on the lingering influence of patriarchy. The magazine paved the way for the women workers to "participate in state and public life and the building of communism". It was instrumental in awakening the women workers to the political reality of the times and brought them under the party's banner. It also helped in propagating the Leninist ideology of the socialist revolution. Front cover illustration by V Shtranih, soviet artist, corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Arts. Published by the publishing house "Work newspaper". Poor condition. Part of the cover at the back of the magazine is missing. Pen handwriting on the front cover. Dust staining, rubbings and discolouration. 24 pages.
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