How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed - Chapter 13: A Letter from the United States - The Critical Theory Approach Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13: A Letter from the United States - The Critical Theory Approach Summary and Analysis

Slavenka receives a letter from the United States. She is asked to speak about how women have fared in the "velvet revolution." B approaches her before she gives her talk. When Slavenka gives her talk she holds up a sanitary napkin and one Tampax and argues that these are things communist women never had and why communism failed. Some are shocked; Slavenka is not surprised—most in the room are men and leftists. Slavenka always feels right-wing next to them, despite considering herself an honest social democrat. The letter Slavenka receives speaks of the talk. The author wants to write a book about women and democracy from a "Critical Theory" perspective. Slavenka has been invited to contribute an...

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