Modern feminism is expecting independence in relationships and workplaces. The freedom of choice is also important. In USA there has been a growth of many cultures as many settlers have come and many others keep migrating to the country with their own set of values and rules. As immigrants they have to follow the law of the land. For example an Arabic woman living in United States can think of suing or divorcing her husband if he is in the wrong. She dare not think of doing that back home. An estranged Asian woman can take help of a modern feminist organization to settle scores with the government to enter the country or raise her voice. Today the law, civil rights and the constitution provide equal rights to women. In a way the modern feminist has been of help to those women who had no hope. The future is safe, as the woman knows she can fight back and she is not alone.
The white Christian woman is grappling against her conscience to take contraception, or abort. The Vatican is still opposing the biological freedom that women seek today. While early feminists focused on giving basic rights to Afro-Asians, today the focus is on lifestyle and financial freedom. That is why women in political circles are now a reality. How many women are likely to support another woman in need? The elections will tell the true story. Even though the average American today supports the idea of a woman president, the leed has already taken by India in electing one. Having an American woman as president would mean a paradigm shift of policies. Will this mean modern feminism is doing its job? Or will it give rise to the third wave or does the buck stops here?