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what is a word or short phrase that represents an event that causes a social change. such as the movie "the burning bed" causing society to look at domestic violence more openly.
 

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:hi:

Perhaps you could say it was a "turning point"?

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davesred said:
what is a word or short phrase that represents an event that causes a social change. such as the movie "the burning bed" causing society to look at domestic violence more openly.

In some cases, the idiom "sea change" creates just the right picture.

Main Entry: sea change
Function: noun
1 archaic : a change brought about by the sea
2 : a marked change : TRANSFORMATION

- Merriam Webster
 
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