Feminism is relevant cross-culturally because all known cultures presently existing have been shaped in one way or another by patriarchy, although in different ways. Thus feminism must take a vast plurality of cultural contexts and forms. Feminism is historically an outgrowth of women’s quest for equal rights and is philosophically associated with modern humanism. In America the quest for equal rights of women historically falls into two periods. The first began about the time of the American Revolutionary War and continued until women secured the right to vote in 1920. The second is from then until the present. Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women. Its concepts overlap with those of women’s rights. Feminism is mainly focused on women’s issues, but because feminism seeks gender equality, some feminists argue that men’s liberation is therefore a necessary part of feminism, and that men are also harmed by sexism and gender roles. Feminism has accomplished a lot in the last hundred years since it began to reform law, culture and social relations in the late nineteenth century, but it has still only barely begun. Patriarchy is very deeply entrenched and has endless ways of reasserting its patterns of male domination, covertly and overtly. This book provides deep insight to various dimensions of issues in this subject.