womanism

noun
wom·​an·​ism | \ ˈwu̇-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce womanism (audio) \

Definition of womanism

: a form of feminism focused especially on the conditions and concerns of black women

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womanist \ ˈwu̇-​mə-​nist How to pronounce womanist (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of womanism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In response, some black feminists decamped from feminism to create womanism. Constance Grady, Vox, "The waves of feminism, and why people keep fighting over them, explained," 1 June 2018 Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Kimberlé Crenshaw couldn’t create terms like Black feminism, womanism, and intersectionality to spread the word about our struggle without that knowledge. refinery29.com, "Michelle Obama Talks To R29 About The Power Of Girls' Education," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of womanism

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Womanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/womanism. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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