The authoress, while in the process of preparing a monograph on pro-women social movements, describes her attempt to get the answer to the question whether and how the local community identifies the phenomenon of feminism in their area. Using a two-question survey the authoress manages to address a very diverse study group consisting of e.g. scientists, artists, the elderly, uneducated and school students. Their answers build a picture of 'discreet' feminism in Zielona Góra, recognized only by a small number of respondents. Furthermore, the paper lists exemplary sources of Poles' knowledge about gender-related movements, and outlines the situation in the local media. The article is a summary of the first stage of the research; the stage that is supposed to raise the awareness of the challenges that women, willing to actively influence their social situation, face.