See A. St Petersburg: a cultural history. Romance and romantic love were viewed as concessions to weakness, typical philistine obsession with self-satisfaction, selfishness, and materialism.
Clarendon Press, He observed in "Probably the most important single failing of Soviet studies in the West has been a general tendency to take pretty much at face value the Communist pretension to a 'monolithic' system of politics. But we can ask textual questions: what were the conditions of possibility for expressing a conversion in a text?
But inin Truth Will Out, Haldane stated repeatedly and clearly that she was convinced by communism when she set off for the USSR, and had decided to leave the party by the time she came home.
Though women were heavily employed in industry, they were concentrated in the non-heavy sector; therefore, even as workers their place in the hierarchy of values was always a rung or two lower than their maie counterparts.