Volume 2, Issue 3 (1973)
The Theory and Practice of Consciousness-Raising Groups With Elementary School Girls
Efforts to counteract sex role bias must proceed on the personal as well as the institutional level in order for any widespread revision of sex role attitudes to endure. Thus, the feminist movement is directed simultaneously to change within the individual and within society. Many of the personal struggles occur in small groups called consciousness-raising (C-R) groups. C-R groups can be broadly defined as personally based educational or discussion groups which provide an opportunity for women to overcome their psychological isolation, to share their common experiences, to identify societal pressures for sex role conformity, to realize the cultural basis for many individual problems, and to ultimately change their own and society’s sex role standards.
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