Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics - Consciousness-Raising: A Constant Change of Heart Summary & Analysis

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A feminist is made, not born. When groups were first formed, it was clear that many women bought in to the long-held practices and beliefs of a male-dominated society. Consciousness-raising groups were formed and meetings were held—usually in the homes of activists. Building a neutral society, every voice was heard. Through debates and disagreements the basic tenets of feminism emerged.

After the movement began to strengthen, the next step was the dissemination of materials containing those ideas cultivated by the work of these groups. Leaders within the movement spearheaded the inclusion of women's studies at colleges and universities. By the late 1970's, women's studies were on a solid course toward acceptance. Lost in this triumph was the fact that many of the women at the forefront of the cause were fired from campuses...

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