The feminism I witness on a day-to-day basis has taken a while to become what it is. So many people that identify with feminism don’t even know the history, or fell the need to know it. As someone who has self-identified as feminist for a while now, I took it upon myself to find sources to learn about past feminism and what it looked like compared to modern-day feminism.
I am currently listening to a great audio book, Full Frontal Feminism, by Jessica Valenti. Now if you want to get your feminist geek on, I would highly recommend this book. Not only does it go into detail about modern-day feminism, but it talks about the thing people thought happened- like bra burning and such- that never really did happen with the masses.
Most modern feminism takes place on a local scale, some can even happen within you own home. Some women think choosing house-wifedom is a feminist act. Other women think that marching in honor of pro-choice organizations is a feminist act. In today's day, both of these things represent what it means to think and be like a feminist.
Much of old-timey feminism is represented by war-effort posters and propaganda. When a woman's husband was drafted/enlisted, the expectation of them was to get a job that helped the war effort. From Rosie the Riveter to the We Can Do It! Campaign, the women in wartimes were some of the strongest women in history.
Much of the feminism in today's era is very different from the old-time feminism. For one, technology has definitely affected the evolution of the movement. In 2016, feminism can be done all behind a computer screen. Compared to the beginnings of feminism, the involvement of modern day feminism can totally be taken as uninvolved, when in reality, it's just a totally different type of involvement.
With the insanity that is the internet, feminists all over the world can now have their voices heard. With the little resources like a crappy computer, an internet connection, and something to say, feminism can be acted upon. This has changed feminism (I think for the cooler and the better) in a drastic, but much needed way. It has made feminism so much more accessible, and so much more than the white woman's sport.