Sex and Solidarity, 1980–1990

  title={Sex and Solidarity, 1980–1990},
  author={John Stanley},
  journal={Canadian Slavonic Papers},
  pages={131 - 151}
  • John Stanley
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers
Abstract Solidarity was the most important attempt to transform Communist Poland since World War II. Although it was a liberation movement, it did not initially touch on sexual politics. However, when the movement was made illegal in 1981, it found its most important ally in the Roman Catholic Church. As a result, Solidarity was drawn into sexual politics, assuming a stance similar to that of the Roman Catholic Church, alienating some supporters and puzzling others. Given Solidarity’s illegal… Expand
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