Definition of herstory in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhəːst(ə)ri

noun (plural herstories)

[mass noun]
  • History viewed from a female or specifically feminist perspective.
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    • For her, a productive response to oppression recognizes that ‘we must at some point understand our history and herstory and our ancestors.’
    • Robin Morgan makes it clear from the outset that this book is her personal memoir, not a history (or herstory, a word she says she invented) of the feminist movement.
    • I am really impressed by the seriousness and high quality of your newspaper, which belongs to feminist herstory and has never made any concession.


1970s: from her + story1, analogous formation based on the form history.

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