Women and Marxism - Lenin

Letter from Afar


Written: Zurich, March 11 (24), 1917.
Published: Women and Communism, Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1950.
Transcribed and HTML Markup: Sally Ryan.

If we do not draw women into public activity, into the militia, into political life; if we do not tear women away from the deadening atmosphere of household and kitchen; then it is impossible to secure real freedom, it is impossible even to build democracy, let alone socialism.