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Feminism

I read a question about what do male feminist call themselves, and in your answer you mentioned that women of color created the term "Womanist" so they can feel more included in the feminist label.

Does this mean that women of color are not considered feminist?. I am a feminist who happens to be a woman of color, so it sparks my interest to know if women of color are not really feminist? I had no clue that a word can be so segregated. If women in general have the same issues and want to speak out and share thoughts shouldn't that just matter not color? Thank you for hearing me out

Mimi

 

Mimi,

Not all women of color relate to womanist, some absolutely relate to feminist exclusively and others embrace both. It's really about individual preference. I hope that clarifies things a bit -- and there is a great Alice Walker essay where she describes womanist in more detail.

Thanks,

-- Amy