Definitions

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  • n. An extension to feminism that covers a respect for women of all races and classes

Etymologies

woman +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But Walker's work has always been about the experiences and inner lives of black women – she coined the term "womanism" that describes a movement of black feminists who felt ignored by mainstream feminism.

    Alice Walker

  • Lindsay uses images and text to provide an image of Alice Walker, who originally coined the term womanism in her book In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens: Womanist Prose.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Black women who share feminist ideals but associate feminism with white women sometimes prefer to talk about "womanism,"

    Feminism's Identity Crisis

  • Perhaps, feminists who diverge from conventional feminism and claim a more personal feminism, such as womanism, are content.

    Serendip's Exchange -

  • Then, this discussion of womanism had us reconsidering feminism.

    Global Feminist Link Love: March 8-14 « Gender Across Borders

  • While womanism at its heart is pro-woman, it is also about understanding the communal value of all people of color, reported by the Guardian.

    Race Ignored in the Feminist Blogosphere « Gender Across Borders

  • A review of the literature informs me that post-structuralism, womanism, libertarianism, postmodernism, transnationalism, and queer, critical and post-colonial theory are all central to third wave ideology.

    Daniel Krotz: Third Wave Feminism

  • If feminism is routinely placed first it sets up womanism as a ridiculous offshoot.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I noticed that much of what womanism espouses and had to offer fit my worldview.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • We continue to need womanism/feminism because this is the only social organization that asserts female agency and rights.

    Archive 2009-10-01

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