We believed in the power of reason. We thought that if the argument for gender equality was presented clearly and powerfully enough, calling on everyday experiences and interweaving national statistics, many people would understand how pervasive sexism was, how much harm it caused, and why it had to end. It would not be easy or fast, but ultimately patriarchy’s grip would loosen. Society would change and grow. We wrote fliers and newsletters. We shared information on women's resources from blankets in parks. We formed teams of presenters and gave talks at public schools and colleges, libraries and women's centers - anywhere and everywhere that we could get the message out.