From Greenwich Village to the Bolshevik Revolution: Madeline Z. Doty's Foray Behind the Battle Line, 1917-1918

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Julia M. Mickenberg


“It is a noteworthy fact that a large number of those who have written of the present situation in Russia are women,” the writer Margaret Ashmun notes in a 1919 review essay entitled “Russia Through Women’s Eyes”:
The modern woman does not shrink from physical hardships, and her imagination overleaps hunger and danger when she sees an issue at stake. Moreover, this is preeminently the age of woman in revolt: and whoever has the courage to rebel against oppression, in actuality or only in spirit, is an object of intense interest to women in general. Any attempt, however bungling, to right a social wrong wins from them a throb of sympathy, even when their better judgment disapproved both method and result.... This strongly developed social sense in the best type of modern woman explains why they have responded to the appeal of Russia in Revolution.

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Mickenberg, J. M. “From Greenwich Village to the Bolshevik Revolution: Madeline Z. Doty’s Foray Behind the Battle Line, 1917-1918”. Journal of Marianne, vol. 3, no. 2, Apr. 2021, pp. 122-50,