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"Feminist" has been deemed a dirty word for a long time in our society. What started out as the fight for women's rights and gender equality quickly devolved into a misunderstood and misconstrued movement (punctuated by not one, not two or three, but four different waves). It's one that was marked by both the ignorance of those who would continue to uphold the patriarchal system by seeking to control and demean women, and also the stereotypical imagery of feminists as man-hating, bra-burning protesters.

But the fourth wave of feminism — not to mention widespread social media usage — breathed new life into the term in 2012, and the 2016 U.S. presidential election only served to fan the flames of the modern movement. Although it may not always feel like it, there have been many feminist wins in today's world, especially given the current political climate. Read on to discover the most pivotal and game-changing feminist wins of the past decade.