+Pop Cosmin Marin
Warning: a rant follows:
Ignorance of reality is no excuse. I might write fantasy, but I know what a despotic regime is when I see it. Those women work hard for every crumb they get from the government. A government which won't think trice about slaughtering each and every one of them if they feel it's politically expedient. The conditions they live under are harsh by even the most liberal standards. Every residential block has a party spy, every child a source of potential damning information, and even a kind act can lead to imprisonment. You do not see the slave laborers marching down the street because they would be an unsuitable visual symbol. They are not free to do anything, not even breath. Dying is the only thing they can do without the permission of the government.
You can go at anytime to visit your relatives. They must get permission. If they travel outside the country their entire family is held hostage.
You can express you opinion on the internet. While they don't dare to do so lest they end up mining lead or salt for the rest of their lives.
You can protest if you don't like the government. They will be imprisoned, tortured, and most likely shot.
You can own a pet or buy a car, while they must walk, bicycle, or take public transportation to travel. If the bus makes them late for work, they will be penalized and possibly jailed.
If they fall ill in prison there is a chance that their organs will be harvested and sold on the international black market to somebody outside the country who can afford it.
You are wrong, move along, and have a nice day.