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Digital Essay: The (Ideal) Postsocialist Woman?

Gender and Sex Stereotypes in Eastern Europe Through the Lens of Female Artists

Socialist societies have long been considered the birthplace of equality in that they relied on the integration of women into the workforce. The tireless fighter, the working woman, the wise life companion, the devoted mother, and of course the unapproachable beauty: all of these normative roles are being challenged and broken down in Eastern Europe today. However, the role most commonly and openly cultivated for women today is that of the keeper of the family home and the happy mistress.

Digital essay with artistic works by and interviews with Yevgenia Belorusets, Katja Fedulova, and Katarzyna Kalwat

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