Having an understanding of feminism is more important now than ever. But what really is feminism—in all its forms? Who were the key feminists, and what are their beliefs about sex, religion, pornography, and beauty? And have women achieved equality, or is there still much to do? Tracing the movement from its ancient roots to the #MeToo movement, this illustrated survey traces how women have weathered a storm of disapproval to make meaningful contributions to science, politics, activism, and the arts. Along the way, this guide includes succinct profiles of such figures as Simone de Beauvoir, Emmeline Pankhurst, Sojourner Truth, Germaine Greer, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and Malala Yousafzai.