herstory

noun
her·​sto·​ry | \ ˈhər-st(ə-)rē How to pronounce herstory (audio) \
plural herstories

Definition of herstory

: history specifically : history considered or presented from a feminist viewpoint or with special attention to the experience of women

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View this post on Instagram Proud and excited to be witnessing #herstory alongside these leading ladies as more women have won seats in the US House of Representatives than ever before. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez and Their Children Definitely Win the Cutest Thanksgiving Family Award," 23 Nov. 2018 Proud and excited to be witnessing #herstory alongside these leading ladies as more women have won seats in the US House of Representatives than ever before. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez and Their Children Definitely Win the Cutest Thanksgiving Family Award," 23 Nov. 2018 The queens of the House of Light are challenged by their rivals of House of Di’abolique — and the rest is herstory. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "The Weekender: ‘Avengers’ heroes, fierce queens, and They Might Be Giants," 26 Apr. 2018 In honor of our genuine state of shock from this week’s episode of All Stars 3, Billboard Pride has compiled a list of the 10 most shocking moments in RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "The 10 Most Shocking Moments In 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Herstory," 2 Mar. 2018 But thankfully, the photographer was able to wrangle down a number of these fabulous queens for a shoot that's sure to go down in herstory. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "DragCon NYC 2017: Jeremy Kost Photographed 9 of the Most Sickening Queens," 12 Sep. 2017 And some critics pointed that out back in the 1970s, saying that the invention of herstory showed ignorance about where the word comes from. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "This Is Where the Word 'History' Comes From," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of herstory

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herstory

blend of her and history

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