Feminism  Feminist literary theory is one of the most prominent forms of literary theory that has its origins in the most influential social and political movement and dynamic philosophy of history

sexuality across a wide range of disciplines including film studies, geography, and even economics. Important

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sexuality across a wide range of disciplines including film studies, geography, and even economics. Important
feminist theorists of the 20th century include Betty Friedan, Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler, Elaine Showalter,
Carol Gilligan, and Adrienne Rich.
Feminist literary theory can be defined as the practice of examining a book from a feminist perspective — that
is, with issues of gender inequities in mind. In the sands, feminism, apolitical and social movement
that advocated for women’s rights, gathered momentum in America this movement continues to inspire
scholars to examine literature as a reflection of both society at large and of the political and social ideology of
specific writers.
Feminist critics examine literary portrayals of women to expose the ways in which writers misrepresent,
underrepresent, or marginalize women. The writers need not always be male.

Feminist critics explore the nature of being female, seeking to illuminate the experiences of women who have
been suppressed, silenced, or ignored.
Feminist literary theory also concerns itself with power in the case of female unreliable narrators, they lack
power because their voices are considered inconstant or untrue.
Feminist literary criticism, which has its origins in the intellectual and political feminist movement. It advocates
a critique of maledominated language and performs resistant readings of literary texts or histories. Based on
the premise that social systems are patriarchal—organized to privilege men—it seeks to trace how such power
relations in society are reflected, supported, or questioned by literary texts and expression.
In conclusion, feminist criticism helps us reinterpret old texts and view them from a modernized lens. It
adheres to portraying women from anew perspective and establishes the importance of female

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