Feminism is the eternal value of equality between the sexes in social, financial, and political life, in search of a balanced journey. The term encompasses many different viewpoints, but all are ultimately based on and determine women's rights and interests. Feminist theorists investigate the perspectives of women and determine which are normative, or a result of a patriarchal system. Feminism is largely based on supporting all women, regardless of race, nationality, sexuality, caste, and other identity intersections.
A pivotal moment for women in history was the suffrage movement. Suffragettes stood up to the sexist laws and eventually succeeded with the passing of the 19th amendment, which prohibited voter discrimination based on sex. The suffragettes had shown the world that women's voices were important and their opinions were just as valid as men's. Since this, another wave of feminism swept the USA in the 1960s and 1970s, which ultimately saw recognition for the right to equal pay in jobs and the right to an abortion. Despite laws being passed from the protests of these women, these are still contested in the world today. Nowadays, feminism focuses on inclusivity for women with many identity intersections, while still trying to fight for the same causes of the earlier waves.