What could not be done in the Soviet family.
So, friends, there is an interesting topic about what was forbidden and what was “forbidden” in the Soviet family.USSR fansOf course, they will say that it is all wrong, that now it’s living badly, but then it was hoo! But the truth is just the opposite - it was in the USSR that people had a lot of things “not allowed” - in the Soviet family “there was no sex”, people could not choose the future for their children and engage in self-realization.
So, in today's post - we will discuss what was impossible in the Soviet family. Come under the cat, it is interesting. Welladd friendsDo not forget)
1. The wife could not be the head of the family.
Despite the declared "equality of the sexes", a woman in the USSR could not be the head of the family in the full sense of the word. The family, in which the woman took the lead, was considered to be some kind of “not that kind”, while the husband was considered a spineless rag, henpecked and deserved any blame. However, quite often it was so - alcoholism was very common among the male population in the USSRand often the entire burden of making money / housekeeping / raising children piled on the fragile female shoulders.
At the same time, in Europe in the same years (where women had real equality), the situation when a woman is the head of the family was considered perfectly normal and the society tolerated this.
2. It was impossible to hire a servant.
In the USSR, even a more or less well-to-do family could not hire servants to clean the house and keep the household — for some reason this was considered “exploitation”, although how such “exploitation” for which good money is paid differs from the usual work for factory, no one could clearly explain. In general, Soviet families had to do all the housework on their own.
In the West, in the same epoch, there was a normal market for housekeepers for a long time - who watched your house for a moderate fee, prepared lunch if desired, and so on - so that people could devote more time to themselves. Otherwise, why make money at all?
3. There was no sex in the Soviet family.
Well, that is, he certainly was, but in his public cultural life it was precisely that “he was not.”In the Soviet films there was not a hint of at least some eroticism, there were not even such completely innocent cadres as a woman, for example, sitting on a man’s lap and hugging him. In Soviet cinema, “relations” were designated as follows: first, a guy with a girl walk with straight backs between birches, holding hands and talking about the future of Communism, and then immediately leave the hospital, carrying out four and four-month-old babies in diapers.
The topic of sex was diligently repressed, tabooed and hushed up. The Soviet family had to fuck in complete darkness, under a blanket, in the same pose for no more than two minutes, and about such a thing as, for example, female sexuality and a female orgasm, no one ever said - a woman at best had to "just satisfy a man" .
I think it is not worth mentioning that in the West the situation was radically different, and this became especially noticeable when the Iron Curtain fell - in the former USSR, like ebbing from the vessels, erotic literature, films, etc. both interesting and unfamiliar to former Soviet citizens.
4. It was impossible to choose an education for children.
The market for private education in the USSR simply did not exist - all children were obliged to go to a regular Soviet school (there were simply no others), where from early childhood they began to pour Soviet propaganda into their ears with stories aboutold krupskyandother dregs. Of course, it was possible to tell the children at home that all this was not true - but the propaganda still in some degree acted and left its mark in the consciousness. It can be said that the Soviet state in some sense "took away" children from their parents, not giving them the right to choose their future for their children.
I think it’s not necessary to say that everything was different in the West - there were many private schools and colleges, which, firstly, were certified for the quality of education, and secondly, they competed with each other for children, offering all sorts of interesting programs. In the end, rich families could afford to teach their children at home — teachers simply came to them and taught.
5. People could not engage in self-realization.
USSR fans often like to talk aboutwhat beautiful movies and booksWere in the USSR, while forgetting to answer one simple question - and why, in fact,that's all Even if one imagines that in the USSR really good books were published that taught to think, think and develop (which, of course,not this way), I want to ask - what's the use? In the USSR, a man could not do anything with this knowledge - they didn’t improve his life, didn’t make him richer, didn’t bring happiness to his relatives - he could only aimlessly assemble-disassemble radios and findall new applicationfor amazing blue electrical tape.
Look around you - at the walls, at the floor, at the ceiling. Everything that you see around, what is in your room and what you use while reading this post - everything was created by people, and 99% was not invented in the USSR. In the Soviet Union, they only invented something military-space, like some kind of "detachable pillboxes for combustion in the upper layers of the atmosphere." Everything else was created in other countries - and the inventors of certain useful things became rich people there.
Even such a situation, when the family simply works hard for up to 50 years, earns capital, and then for another 30 or even 40 years enjoys life, living on interest and traveling - in the USSR it was absolutely impossible.There was no question of any self-realization in the USSR — the majority worked on boring and uninteresting jobs, and “lived for a second time” on a meager pension ...
So it goes.
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