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According to Friedrich Engels (1820–95), monogamous marriage was the historical downfall of the feminine sex, degrading women to slavery (Sexism 1) and making them slaves of the lust of males (Sexuality) and mere instruments for the bearing of children. In response, he put forward three demands: (1) women should be reintroduced into public industry (Work 7); (2) prostitution should be ended and monogamy made a reality for both men and women; and (3) the raising and education of children should be a public matter (Childhood; Kindergarten). In its earliest years the Soviet Union t…

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Scharfenberg, Joachim, “Commune”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1038>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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