| Season 1, episode # 11|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||March 23, 1971|
|Written by||Norman Lear & Sandy Stern|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|IMDb:||Gloria Discovers Women's Lib|
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Gloria Discovers Women's Lib is the eleventh episode of the first season of the CBS-TV series All in the Family, and also the eleventh overall series episode. Written by series co-creator Norman Lear and Sandy Stern, the episodes was originally telecast on March 23, 1971.
A "showcase" episode for series co-star Sally Struthers, "Gloria Discovers Women's Lib" delivers exactly what its title promises.
Gloria reads up on women's liberation and then tells Mike that she should be an equal partner in their marriage. Mike doesn't agree and Gloria storms out of the house.
Upset that even her liberal husband Mike refuses to regard her as an equal, Gloria angrily leaves the Bunker household. As upsetting as this is to Archie, the prospect of Mike remaining in the house alone is even more daunting. The episode's best moments include Gloria's impromptu imitation of a wind-up doll and Edith's lugubrious reaction to impending "sisterhood."