Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or expressing a belief in or respect for women and their talents and abilities beyond the boundaries of race and class.
  • noun One whose beliefs or actions are informed by womanist ideals.

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  • adjective Relating to or in accordance with womanism.
  • noun One whose beliefs accord with womanism.

Etymologies

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woman +‎ -ist

Examples

  • This attitude pisses many black feminists off, and has resulted in the refusal for some to use the feminist and instead adopt the term womanist which is designed to more inclusive.

    Love the “lesbian feminist witchcraft’ slander

  • When we look at labels to describe activism by women we commonly use the term womanist, or feminist.

    Womanism/Feminism…Feminism/Womanism

  • When we look at labels to describe activism by women we commonly use the term womanist, or feminist.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The writer Alice Walker, one of Steinem’s closest friends, coined the term womanist as an alternative for women of color in search of a way to indicate that their feminist perspectives and goals were more expansive than the word had come to suggest.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • The writer Alice Walker, one of Steinem’s closest friends, coined the term womanist as an alternative for women of color in search of a way to indicate that their feminist perspectives and goals were more expansive than the word had come to suggest.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • The writer Alice Walker, one of Steinem’s closest friends, coined the term womanist as an alternative for women of color in search of a way to indicate that their feminist perspectives and goals were more expansive than the word had come to suggest.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • The writer Alice Walker, one of Steinem’s closest friends, coined the term womanist as an alternative for women of color in search of a way to indicate that their feminist perspectives and goals were more expansive than the word had come to suggest.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • 1 It is my understanding that you identify as a womanist, what lead you to your click moment?

    Loryn Of Black Girl Blogging Speaks

  • 1 It is my understanding that you identify as a womanist, what lead you to your click moment?

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • It is important to me to identify as a womanist because it means a greater devotion to causes that effect women of color like myself.

    Loryn Of Black Girl Blogging Speaks

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