38: Women's Day Hooray

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In Russia International Women's Day is celebrated widely every March 8 since 1917. At some point in the Soviet era, the holiday (whose original incarnation is a strongly Socialist-rooted celebration of the struggle for women's rights, gender equality, and in Russia specifically the women who initiated and comprised the 1917 February revolution) morphed into a twisted mirror-image of itself that reinforces woman's traditional social role as caretaker and patron saint of beauty, family, and the home. SIR discusses the revolution that made the holiday mainstream in Russia, how the day is celebrated today, plus the story of arguably one of Russia's most influential revolutionary/Party officials. Follow our Telegram channel: https://t.me/shesinrussia Theme Music: Shit Happens by Tierra Whack Interludes: Феникс by ГШ, The General by Dispatch are.na: https://www.are.na/share/YVpvKmu

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