It wasn’t until I was 14 or 15 that I realized Bewitched was an extended allegory for the need for feminism.

Think about it: a controlling domineering fly speck of a man dictates that a woman both more interesting, intelligent and powerful than he himself is abjure using her powers or even teaching her greatest skills to her own daughter.

And when are the only times conflicts and problems are truly resolved, to the fly speck invisibly and without fuss? When magic is used. Her magic, typically done out of his sight or at least without his consent.

Did people at the time realize they were watching a propaganda piece about feminism?