Feminist theory is a broad, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary approach to the past and continuing oppression of women. As an academic field, feminist theory engages many other fields: philosophy, literature, history, rhetoric, politics, sociology, and religious studies. Scholars within these fields use insights and conceptual tools from feminist theory to critique their own and other fields. For instance, feminist theory may be used in the philosophy of science to critique scientific assumptions, practices, and disciplines. Due to the diversity of feminist theories, it is impossible to give a precise definition, but one can explain (a) generally shared assumptions in feminist theories, (b) the history of feminist theory, and (c) contemporary strains of thought in feminist theory. Feminist theory is relevant to business ethics because feminist ...

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