In the second part, Kollontai gets into the nitty gritty of feminism in some powerful ways. She uses the word “wifie” to portray a submissive wife who acts as a sex machine for her overworked husband. Kollontai is not saying that women must rise and conqueror men and create a world of only women. She believes it is time to make the playing field more equal. Certain roles of women need to be changed because women are not getting the credit they deserve. “They are the million figures, wrapped in drab clothing, who pour out of the working-class quarters in an endless train on their way to work sites and factories, who set out for the circular railways and the tramcars in that ho...
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...at is not what sex is for the “new woman”.
The “new woman” Kollontai has created is full of passion, she is strong, she is not incomplete if she is not married. Again, Kollontai’s piece still stands true today. There is still a stigma for single women. “Single women. They are those tens of thousands of young, already fading, women who settle down in the big cities in lonely roomcages and increase the statistic of "independent" households.” These are the “new woman”. Kollontai is challenging a system that is thousands of years old and has not budged. Almost one hundred years later, people still look down on a woman who lives alone and has no plans of a man in the future. The “new woman” Kollontai is referencing still has not come to full fruition, but she is close. The “new woman” has moved much further that when this piece was written, but she still has a way to go.
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