American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. History considered from a feminist viewpoint or emphasizing the actions of women.
- n. A narrative or chronology of events in a woman's life: "the truncated herstory of three black female students” ( Wanda Coleman).
- Blend of her and history, derived playfully as if the first syllable in history were his, the male pronoun. (Wiktionary)
- Blend of her and history (under an interpretation of the latter as "his story” ). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fey won't be remembered by history, because herstory is not history.”
“Posted at 06: 01 PM in herstory, pi, sociologie/anthropologie | Permalink”
“And one thing that has occurred, I believe, throughout human herstory is women helping to raise one another's children -- often in an attempt to keep the kids free from sexual predation by adult males.”
“On this day - the birthday of Toni Morrison, who turns 77 - I highlight Margaret Garner dates unknown, whose "herstory" was eulogized and memorialized in what is often considered Morrison's greatest work: the 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, which was eventually made into a film a decade later, produced and starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Jonathan Demme.”
“Thanks for the hip hop "herstory" we're always inclined to overlook.”
“Resource, 'herstory': Many of the formations do not have the necessary resources, financial, technical or human, and it thus crucial to share these and maximise their usage.”
“For instance, we already have located in the Women's National Coalition (WNC) a lot of our memory, 'herstory' and resources.”
“But I always considered "herstory" to be a play on the word the same way the lyrics to "Lullabye League/Lollipop Guild" from The Wizard of Oz are sung "From now on you'll be history, You'll be hissed, You'll be hissed, You'll be history.”
“Do you think "herstory" belongs in the same category as "Freedom Toast" or do you think it's just a cute or annoying, depending on your views pun?”
“The problem, in her view, is that far too often "herstory" becomes what she calls "hystery" — a false and melodramatic version of the past.”
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