(图解:《工人和集体农庄女庄员》是纪念艺术的里程碑,是“苏联时代的典范和象征”)

I remember many years ago seeing a picture of Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

我还记得很多年前看到过一张《工人和集体农庄女庄员》的照片。

Sure, people can call it cheesy, propaganda, etc.. But to me, it got me thinking about the status of women in the USSR. Even though women are not as physically strong as men, were they equal in every other aspect in society? It seems like the government wanted women to know they can be a “worker” and not confined to household jobs. And what about women in modern Russia? I have a feeling it has gone in the opposite direction with the rise in social conservative sentiment.

当然了,人们会说这个雕像虚伪又恶俗,还说它的存在只是为了宣传什么的…可这个雕像却激发了我去思考苏联的妇女地位。尽管女性在身体上不如男性强壮,但她们在社会中的其他领域是否得到了平等对待?似乎苏联政府希望让女性明白,她们也可以成为一个“工人”,而不用局限于家庭主妇。那么现代俄罗斯女性的情况又如何呢?我有种感觉,随着社会中保守情绪的上升,事态已经向着相反的方向发展了。

So how were women viewed in Soviet times and how is it different than today?

所以,苏联时期对女性的看法和今天有何不同呢?