Consciousness-Raising: A Constant Change of Heart
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Understanding the way male domination and sexism was expressed in everyday life created awareness in women of the ways we were victimized, exploited, and, in worse case scenarios, oppressed. Importantly though, the foundation of this work began with women examining sexist thinking and creating strategies where we would change our attitudes and belief via a conversion to feminist thinking and a commitment to feminist politics. With heightened focus on the construction of woman as a victim of gender equality deserving of reparations the idea that women needed to first confront their internalized sexism as part of becoming feminist lost currency. Had there been an emphasis on groups for males that taught boys and men about what sexism is it would have been impossible for mass media to portray the movement as anti-male. As it is we have to do so much work to correct the assumption deeply embedded in the cultural psyche that feminism is anti-male.