Apparently we’re going to a demo. I’ve seen pictures of demos in the newspapers of course — people marching down the street, holding banners and bits of cardboard with signs on them ... But this demo sounded like it was just for women. I didn’t get it. Jan Packard starts a diary because she is bored, but she suddenly finds there is a lot happening around her. Everyone seems to be changing and doing things she never expected. Her mum is attending consciousness-raising meetings, her best friend has gone boy-crazy, she discovers her older brother was a draft dodger during the Vietnam war and there are protests and politics everywhere.