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  • The distortion and devaluing of Black women’s gender identity is a curious feature of what Dr. Moya Bailey has termed “misogynoir,” which refers to the unique hatred of Black women and girls. Salon

    July 16, 2015

  • I get the miso and gyn. Kindly explain "oir".

    July 17, 2015

  • It's miso-gy(n)-noir, noir as in black

    July 17, 2015

  • misogynoir, n.

    Model View Culture, 23 July 2015:

    Moreover, it states that “being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong.” Except it sometimes does mean they are wrong when that viewpoint is “women shouldn’t code” or that a black woman contributor shouldn’t be offended by misogynoir in the project’s Slack channel.

    September 3, 2015

  • We, Moya Bailey and Trudy aka @thetrudz, had significant roles in the creation and proliferation of the term misogynoir. Misogynoir describes the anti-Black racist misogyny that Black women experience. Despite coining the term in 2008 and writing about the term online since 2010, we experience to varying degrees, our contributions being erased, or writing not cited, or our words plagiarized by people who find the word compelling. . . . This is not to say that every time the word is used our names need to be mentioned, but it does matter that our intellectual interventions are understood in proper context.
    Moya Bailey, On Misogynoir: Citation, Erasure, and Plagiarism, Moya Bailey (blog) (March 13, 2018) (links to article in Feminist Media Studies, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 762-68 (pub. online March 13, 2018)).

    August 16, 2018