Minority groups have struggled for a long time in the fight for equality of opportunity. Whether it was a member of the LGBTQ community fighting for societal acceptance or racial minorities trying to eliminate race-based discrimination for example, there were significant obstacles to overcome in our western civilisation.
Feminism has undergone a major social shift during the last couple of decades. The two original feminist waves in the 19th and 20th centuries helped gain legislative and socially-backed advances in women’s rights. The suffrage movement, in the 1800’s and throughout the 1900’s, helped to liberate the female gender.