The Communist East Bloc
In terms of the Soviet constitution women enjoy absolute legal equality with men, and ever since the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917 they have also committed themselves, ideologically, to sexual equality in all walks of life. Yet forty years after the Revolution, there were only eight women among the 307 members of the Communist Party Central Committee, not one on the 109 National Council of Ministers or in the all-powerful 13-member Politburo.
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Publication information: Book title: Discrimination Against WomenA Global Survey of the Economic, Educational, Social and Political Status of Women. Contributors: Eschel M. Rhoodie - Author. Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.. Place of publication: Jefferson, North Carolina. Publication year: 1989. Page number: 289.