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womanism

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊmənɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of womanism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of feminism that acknowledges women’s natural contribution to society (used by some in distinction to the term feminism and its association with white women).
Example sentences
  • It has sometimes been called Marxism, sometimes socialist feminism, sometimes womanism, sometimes materialist feminism, or feminist materialism, and sometimes is implicit in work that bears no theoretical labels.
  • Distinguishing between womanism and feminism, however, has often been a subject of debate.
  • My students recently tackled the distinction between the philosophies of feminism and Black womanism.

Derivatives

womanist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Black feminists and womanists have consistently provided the most compelling egalitarian vision for the black freedom struggle.
  • Perhaps womanist is a word that does not obscure or contradict feminism, but that represents a new kind of feminism that is fresh, informed and accessible.
  • Nor need feminists and womanists worry unduly in this case about the tendency of atonement models to foster one-sided and narrow prescriptions for human action by elevating certain features of the cross to salvific status.

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