The media also expresses that the imprisonment of the spies is the right thing to do. "Up with the banner of Bolshevik vigilance, as we are taught by the genius of the leader of the peoples, comrade Stalin! Let us root out all saboteurs, secret and open, and all those in sympathy with them"(83) As Sofia Petrovna reads the Timofeyev editorial, her boss, Timofeyev, is accusing Sofia for being a saboteur because she had sympathy for Natasha being fired, another so called saboteur. Stalin and his mass media propaganda persuade Timofeyev into taking part in the terror, resulting Timoteyev's belief that what Stalin is doing is the best for the Russian country. The terror stopped revolutions from forming because whatever groups Stalin didn't agree with he could simply arrest the members of that group. In Timofeyev's editorial Sofia is siding with a Natasha, Natasha is thought to be a revolutionary, because Natasha wasn't said to be loyal to the communist regime, and therefore Sofia is accused of siding with a sabotager or revolutionary.
Preobrazhensky’s indignation towards Homo Sovieticus and the new regime is plainly apparent throughout the text, with the professor advising that, lest one lose one’s appetite, one ought to refrain from reading soviet newspapers or discussing subjects of Bolshevism at the dinner table.17 His disillusionment is evident in his failure to recognise the alleged Soviet emancipation of women who were, according to B. Clements, "independent from prescribed roles and male domination".18 Unlike Lenin, who mourned what he described as the capitalistic “exclusion of women”19, Preobrazhensky would appear to remain unconvinced by Marx’s belief that “social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex”20, attempting to undermine a female member of the housing committee who he describes, with a disgusted tone, as “a woman dressed as a man”21 to which they “fell silent and their mouths fell open”22, questionning the Professor as to “what difference does that make, comrade?”23 Preobrazhensky’s disdain for the regime is evident in this
The Guerilla Girls are a women’s activist art group. They are masked women who came together to make change in the world of art and women’s involvement in society. GG emerged in 1985 and still are active today in New York after 30 years of the emergence of the group. The Guerilla Girls used posters with real statistics to show awareness of sexism in the art world and the discrimination of women in politics as well as in the mass media. The Guerrilla Girls spread awareness of sexism in art, discrimination in politics and the mass media through their workshops, performances, and posters.
Major Claim: In the Second Wave of Feminism, a group of feminist artists enacted the group entitled the "Guerrilla Girls". In addition, this group of activists fight against the discrimination amidst the world of art by creating various medias of the Arts through literature, studio art, advertisement, public and public display. This is to counteract their oppressors within the field of art. In Anne Teresa Demo's Essay "The Guerrilla Girls' Comic Politics of Subversion", she analyzes the rhetorical approaches the association utilizes in aid towards resistance.
The Great Terror was one of the single greatest loss of lives in the history of the world. It was a crusade of political tyranny in the Soviet Union that transpired during the late 1930’s. The Terrors implicated a wide spread cleansing of the Communist Party and government officials, control of peasants and the Red Army headship, extensive police over watch, suspicion of saboteurs, counter-revolutionaries, and illogical slayings. Opportunely, some good did come from the terrors nonetheless. Two of those goods being Sofia Petrovna and Requiem. Both works allow history to peer back into the Stalin Era and bear witness to the travesties that came with it. Through the use of fictional story telling and thematic devises Sofia Petrovna and Requiem, respectively, paint a grim yet descriptive picture in a very efficient manner.
Drawn by Boris Berezovsky, a Russian business oligarch, the poster above was a piece of Soviet propaganda. The Soviet campaign revolved around the attitudes of equality amongst
“Women were not passive observers, but rather partners with their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons.” Carol Berkin stated the gender roles portrayed throughout the revolutionary war were overly romanticized and usually watered down. While in reality women shared the same roles as the adult males. Revolutionary mothers focus on the roles women played throughout the war. Whether it was different social divisions or different ethnicities, each woman portrayed a real role throughout the war.
The Women’s Liberation Movement greatly impacted Australia and the United States throughout the 60’s and 70’s carrying on to the 90’s. Without the Women’s Liberation Movement women wouldn’t have received changes in laws primarily regarding employment impacting on them moving forward in terms of equal opportunities. However there is still a there is still process to be made concerning employment and social roles for women to have equal rights as men. The Women’s Liberation Movement started in the 60’s during the second wave of feminism. Even though the 70’s were a time of change, both Australia and the United States saw women remaining in low status roles and staying primarily in the domestic sphere. The 90’s however saw a dramatic change in the amount of women employed and working more so in the domestic sphere.
During the mid-1960s, various racially driven riots descended upon Northern urban centers and blanketed the cities with violence and destruction. Historians have long debated the cause of these riots and whether they were actually riots, or rebellions against America’s prevalent racial polarization in urban areas. Some historians categorize the uprisings as unnecessary riots that stemmed from the increasing black militancy, ghetto residents lack of responsibility for their own difficulty, and a lack of attention towards the needs of whites. However, this claim fails to acknowledge the deep racial divisions across America and the pervasiveness of economic inequality between blacks and whites. The uprisings of the mid-1960s were a insurgence against decades of brutality, humiliation, and unfairness, rather than a riot. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a rebellion as an, “[o]pen or determined defiance of or resistance to any authority, controlling power, or convention.” The uprisings that occurred during the mid-1960s sought to defy the systematic neglect and exclusion towards blacks in a society that whites largely dominated and controlled. The riots that erupted in the mid-1960s were a rebellion against the tribulations blacks endured, specifically police brutality, de facto segregation, and economic inequality and marginalization.
Richard Falcon wonderfully directs the play "Soladeras", by Ruben Amavizca-Murua, It is stated in the Play Bill that Richard Falcon "is considered an actors' director because he knows
“Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world.” Letters of an American Farmer, Michel- Guillaume Jean de Crévecoeur.
The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada all began from the way their province was being ruled by the British. The Lower Canada rebels wanted the farming industry of the French Population to be more noticeable and less about business interest. Moreover, the reality is that the British are trying to take away the French culture and language in lower Canada. The French rebels believe that the “Château Clique” should not be controlled by the British. The leader of the Rebellions in the Lower Canada was Louis Joseph Papineau. His main goal was he wanted to monitor the revenues because at the time he gathers that the money was not spent correctly. The Rebellions wrote a political demands list, and the list got rejected by London, farmers in Lower
The women’s liberation movement (or feminism as it is now known) of the 1960s and 1970s touched every home, business, and school (WA, 705). The movement even touched the sports and entertainment industries, in fact, “There are few areas of contemporary life untouched by feminism” (WA, 717). The word feminism in the early 1960’s wasn’t often used and when it was it was used with condescension or hatred. However, in the late sixties that changed thanks to a new group of women. This new diverse group of women included the: young, old, heterosexual, lesbians, working class, and even the privileged. This diverse group came together and collectively created the second wave of feminism.