consciousness-raising

noun

cons·​cious·​ness-raising
: an increasing of concerned awareness especially of some social or political issue

Examples of consciousness-raising in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Feminism starts out with consciousness-raising and asking, What are women? Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2024 Schulman: The consciousness-raising really started in the ’60s. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Oct. 2023 In ways large and small, the nine books on this list also do a version of this consciousness-raising. Rhian Sasseen, The Atlantic, 17 Oct. 2023 Always, conversation flows between Gonzalez and Flores, whose division of labor appears to be split 50-50 in music making, parenting, consciousness-raising. Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consciousness-raising was in 1968

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“Consciousness-raising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consciousness-raising. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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