Analysis Of The Bolshevik Revolution

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There are many people who have lived through and within the Bolshevik Revolution, so there are a multitudinous variety of perspectives, thoughts, and insights about the revolution. The Bolshevik Revolution is known for many things; some say that the revolution helped women become free of control, and others proclaim that it did nothing but continue to hold women captive of their desired rights. The Bolshevik Revolution article states the side of a history professor Richard Stites, who argues yes the revolution benefited the women whilst the other side is declared no the revolution did no justice for women at all, which was argued by a Russian scholar, Lesly A. Rimmel. The opposing arguments both create an effective view on the revolution, and…show more content…
This is especially impressive because while building her stance she seems to leave out any direct bias. This I think truly is a result of a woman writing about women’s issues. Passionate is this easiest word to describe Rimmel’s tone throughout her piece. This is not to say that Richard Stites doesn’t care about women’s rights because the one thing he did make clear in his writing is that he did believe that women deserved their rights whether it came to economic equality or suffrage. Though a clear distinction is made when a person can directly relate to an issue, this applies whether it is an African American speaking on slavery or a football player describing why they think it’s the best sport. Rimmel makes it very apparent as to where her views on feminism stand early in her writing. After reading into both articles of the volume, I find it fairly easy to reach a conclusion as to whether or not the Bolshevik revolution was beneficial for women. Though I do believe that Lesley Rimmel wrote a strong argument I ideally would love to see a joint effort between both of the authors. A combination of strong factual information that Stites provides in conjunction with the opinionated writing of Rimmel would make for a great article. Or as an alternative, I’d like to see Stites use his same argument and write it with more of the tone the Rimmel took as it would make his case
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