Month: March 2015

International Women’s Day – What it Means with Paullina Simons

March 9, 2015 Uncategorized 0 Comments

My own life is different in kind from my mother’s but not in spirit. In the Soviet Union, women didn’t have the luxury of being afforded special treatment. They had equality they hadn’t bargained on, or for.  So while their men whittled away their best years in the Gulag, as my own father did, the women, such as my mother, were expected to do their own work, plus everything that the men would do if they were available but weren’t. READ MORE