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17th Sep 2015, 10:14 PM in Episode 27 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 17th Sep 2015, 10:14 PM edit delete
There's an interesting new BBC article about the first woman in space (in 1963, and still the first to do a solo flight), Valentina Tereshkova, who says that, even though the Soviets touted her as a symbol of the sexual equality they claimed existed in the USSR at the time, after her flight "the Soviet authorities thought it was 'too dangerous' to send more female cosmonauts into orbit"; they did not send a woman into space for another 19 years.

They've got a Khrushchev quote about her from back in the day that's great vintage cold war stuff: '"The bourgeoisie always claim that women are the weaker sex. Now here you can see a typical Soviet woman who in the eyes of the bourgeoisie is weak," he said. "Look at what she has shown to America's astronauts. She has shown them who is who!"'

And she still is!


moizmad 18th Sep 2015, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
Let's pull down the shades, I'm getting a headache!
smbhax 19th Sep 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Yeah! B)
cattservant 19th Sep 2015, 6:19 AM edit delete reply