After a long journey of advocating for a woman's right to vote, by August of 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified in the Constitution. This movement allowed women to recognize the problematic nature of their dependency on their male partners. In order to achieve equality, women needed to speak about the injustice of the inability to vote.
The 19th amendment helped women move closer to equality and allowed women to advocate for job opportunities, fair wages, education, and birth control. The fight towards equality was just beginning but the efforts of the suffrage leaders paved the way for modern feminists to advocate for each other towards total equality.
The right to vote did not apply to women of color, who were prohibited by other race-based laws from voting until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.