"She didn’t want it to be all about her – she wanted the bigger picture", Mc Gee recalls.
The first part of the film begins in the 1950s and 1960s ("Awakening"), and follows the impact of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique (1963) on women in the United States.
Now the majority of people in this country know that if there is inequality it's wrong, it's unjust, that we're all human beings, and the point is our individual talents.
Originally, Mc Gee set out to make a film about Gloria Steinem, but Steinem turned down the proposal.Most young singles in America do not describe themselves as actively looking for romantic partners.Even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently.Gloria Steinem remembers, "You were supposed to be pretty and happy all the time." She didn’t remember any serious or smart women during those years.During World War II, women worked in factories because so many of the men were gone.