A very tangled knot: Official state socialist women’s organizations, women’s agency and feminism in Eastern European state socialism

  title={A very tangled knot: Official state socialist women’s organizations, women’s agency and feminism in Eastern European state socialism},
  author={Nanette Funk},
  journal={European Journal of Women's Studies},
  pages={344 - 360}
  • N. Funk
  • Published 30 June 2014
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • European Journal of Women's Studies
This article discusses some current research claims on gender and state socialism in Eastern Europe from 1945 to 1989. It raises questions about claims by Revisionist Feminist Scholars that official state socialist women’s organizations were ‘agents’ on behalf of women, or women’s movements, perhaps feminist, and not ‘transmission belts’ of communist parties. State socialist policies are described as ‘friendly towards women’ and ‘pro-women’. In contrast, the author claims that these… 
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