Impact of Women's
MORTON A. LIEBERMAN
GARY R. BOND,
One consequence of the women's movement has been to direct attention to widespread dissatisfaction with traditional sex-role structures and attitudes toward women. As an early outgrowth of the women's movement, "consciousness-raising" (CR) groups provided women with a setting in which they could draw on the commonalities underlying personal experiences to analyze and understand their discontent (Allen 1970).
The precursors of CR groups were political discussion groups for women involved in the civil rights and antiwar protest movements during the 1960s (Carden 1974). Since then CR groups have generally evolved into support groups serving a psychotherapeutic function____________________