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Oct 12, 2018
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Blend words

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herstory

herstory
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World
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herstory

PRONUNCIATION:
(HUHR-stuh-ree)

MEANING:
noun: History as seen from a woman’s point of view, one that doesn’t obscure women’s role.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of her + history, from Latin histor (learned), ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which is also the source of guide, wise, vision, advice, idea, story, and polyhistor. Earliest documented use: 1970.

USAGE:
“It’s high time that the historical playing field is levelled to introduce a balance between history and herstory.”
Lise Hand; Our Understanding of History Is Out of Date; The Times (London, UK); Jul 14, 2018.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way. -Alice Childress, playwright, author, and actor (12 Oct 1916-1994)

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