Watching “Good Girls Revolt” and remembering
It does take me back. Episode 2 starts with a consciousness-raising exercise, and I do recall when those were going on. As I recall, it was mostly women’s groups but a lot of men also needed their consciousness raised, so perhaps there were men’s groups as well.
It’s interesting to look at how my views have changed over the decades. I think people often grow up with a certain outlook and are not aware that they even have an outlook or worldview. It’s like viewing the world only through a tinted window: it’s just the way things are. But when the window becomes clear, things certainly do look different. Once you no longer see through a glass darkly, it’s hard to remember how you got your earlier worldview. In most cases, people grow up in it, learning by absorption, much as we learn our native language.
Very interesting series for those of my generation: to see from the outside (now) things we once took for granted. Even small things, like the guy on the plane lighting a cigarette…