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Feminism in Literature - Now vs Then?
Hey, guys! 
We believe you all are having good hours here. Let's make things happen in the section of gender theories as well. What's Feminism? How was it before? How is it now? How fair do you think Feminism has been in use in the works of literature of the past and of the day we live? Let's talk about the Feminism theory in literature.
Feminism is a very good topic to talk about! I believe that Feminism, in this or that form, has always been present in the works of literature in the past as well as now. We cannot forget the works of ancient India - Mahabharata and Ramayana and we see different types of women issues there. In modern literature, we see the women issues lurking in various new-age forms - freedom, professional, choices and also the right to the body.
Feminism in English literature began with a basic search for female identity. One can remember the names of Shakespearean heroines, their husbands and also their fathers. Can you tell me the name of their mothers? You will have to scratch your heads and re-read all his plays and you will find none! However, can we tell that Shakespeare was anti-women? No! In simpler terms, what I mean to say is that an author cannot be judged for his or her feministic values just by going with the 'evident' part of his or her works. We have to look for the ideas and ideals of feminism embedded or even implied. Hardcore feminism won't work the best for me!

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