Feminist theory  

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"Excesses of feminist theory include calling Principia Mathematica a "rape manual" (Sandra Harding, 1986), contending that Beethoven's Ninth expresses "the throttling murderous rage of a rapist" (Susan McClary, 1987), and stating that Titian's Rape of Europa eroticizes rape (Anne W. Eaton, 2003)." --Sholem Stein

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Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional, or philosophical discourse. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality. It examines women's and men's social roles, experiences, interests, chores, and feminist politics in a variety of fields, such as anthropology and sociology, communication, media studies, psychoanalysis, home economics, literature, education, and philosophy.

Feminist theory focuses on analyzing gender inequality. Themes explored in feminism include discrimination, objectification (especially sexual objectification), oppression, patriarchy, stereotyping, art history and contemporary art, and aesthetics.

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