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Robert Kastenmeier[edit]

Was Kastenmeier actually a pinko who was forced to distance himself from the student radicals for fear of Red-baiting, or was he instead opposed to what they were saying? (I cannot access that page of the Weather-lady's book, so I do not know the background.) Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 02:57, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Gay Mecca[edit]

Can I just drop here that before Stalin, Soviets have decriminalised homosexuality, expanded on civil rights (like allowing for abortions and generally advancing the case of feminism), and that Soviet psychiatry has contributed to the field when it wasn't abused for political wankery? Ok, so I will do just that, and also note that the first two thingies were done in 1917, half a century before civil rights protests in the West. Thank you. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs (signed by bot) 02:09, 04 July 2015 (UTC)

Were these reforms actually implement, or just discussed at some point? Doesn't seem correct to say that these "thingies" were actually "done" in 1917, so I will go ahead and remove those parts — Unsigned, by: 2600:1010:b06c:a079:d981:aba6:82b6:eac9 / talk / contribs
To confirm the OP, the Wiki article on LGBT history in RussiaWikipedia does seem to indicate that the Bolsheviks effectively decriminalized homosexual sex on taking over (didn't stop persecution of homosexuals though) and the wiki article on abortion in RussiaWikipedia noted that Russia was the first European country to legalize abortion in 1920. IMHO no need to remove anything from the article though, because the section of the article in question is in reference to Skousen's "The Naked Communist" referencing these things. This book was written in 1958. This is well after Stalin took charge; among many other "features" of his reign, homosexuality and abortion were both re-outlawed (again as the OP inferred). Soundwave106 (talk) 14:59, 8 July 2020 (UTC)