Dr. Ann Lewis’ work on resocialization of women’s lives has given me a greater and deeper understanding of what happens to mold women to conform to societal expectations, or socialization. By knowing that socialization exists, how it affects women, and how pervasive it is, I can identify the signs and adjust my feelings and responses in such a way to limit or eliminate the detrimental effects on my life. In effect, Dr. Lewis has opened my eyes and my mind to see and understand what is going on around me; she has thereby given me a whole new range of possibilities for taking charge of my life and bringing peace to my life.

Maggie Davidson