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Socialism and women's emancipation go hand in hand, implies this poster. It reads: "Emancipated woman -- build up socialism." In communism, political ideology matters most. Men and women must work as equals to make communism a reality. Equality is depicted here through the non-gendered appearance of the young protagonist. She wears a masculine buttoned-up shirt, and her features are harsh and androgynous. Behind her, factory chimneys billow heavy smoke, implying heavy industrial work that both men and women are expected to do, side by side.


Strakhov-Braslavskij A. I., 1926