Probably what began to really cap [defining myself as a feminist] was that early C-R [consciousness-raising] experience. It's hard to communicate what that felt like to people who are coming of age now, because I think woman can say that they are not feminists because they don't have to, because there has been a culture created. And for as many gains as we haven't made, it has changed the whole conversation to something that it actually was not in those days. So you cannot imagine the explosion of energy that would occur when you would have ten women sitting in a room together, who would begin to share experiences that up to that point had been identified purely as personal problems, or as personal shortcomings. And then you'd see nine heads nodding. I get goosebumps talking about it, because it was such an incredible transformative experience that was happening to thousands of women at the same time.
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