Sex and Caste at 50

consciousness raising

conversations that raised common themes or problems is precisely what CR did. While Amatniek and Hanisch two women who also spent 1964 in Mississippi are credited with introducing consciousness raising to women's liberation. While the link to CR and CRM by scholars has more generally been described as women emulating the impressive testimony given by blacks about the discrimination they experienced, the Memo reveals that women's private conversations with one another were positioned as potentially powerful.