That said, since the experiences and perspectives of women and girls were historically excluded from social theory and social science, much feminist theory has focused on their interactions and experiences within society in order to ensure that half the world's population is not left out of how we see and understand social forces, relations, and problems.
Most feminist theorists throughout history have been women, however, today feminist theory is created by people of all genders.
Some scholars study religion from the outside in an analytical fashion, while others engage from the inside through personal spiritual quests.
Second, there are many femin* informed by many traditions, persuasions, and contexts. Some thinkers who are considered ‘inside’ the umbrella may even reject the label “feminist,” but are still vital to the field.
Freedom of thought is important for conversations to exist.
When you explore what these writers have to say, you don’t have to agree with everyone.
To make things even more complex, there are often institutional intersectionalities*** at work.
As these scholars attempt to unpack and liberate people through their ideas, they often end up having to address multiple forms of oppression at once. Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey and Scanzoni, Letha Dawson.
It is not only Christians or Jewish scholars who do this kind of work.
Feminist theological work happens in virtually all faith traditions.
Many people incorrectly believe that feminist theory focuses exclusively on girls and women and that it has an inherent goal of promoting the superiority of women over men.
In reality, feminist theory has always been about viewing the social world in a way that illuminates the forces that create and support inequality, oppression, and injustice, and in doing so, promotes the pursuit of equality and justice.
Also, if you have suggestions for something we’ve missed, please contact us. Some write about god/s/ess and spirituality; others write about religion, engage tradition or sacred texts; others might reject or bend the term “theology” altogether.