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n. pl. her·sto·ries
History considered from a feminist viewpoint or emphasizing the actions of women.

[Blend of her and history (under an interpretation of the latter as "his story").]


history from a female point of view or as it relates to women
[C20: from changing the initial his in history to her, as if history were derived from his + story rather than from Latin historia]


(ˈhɜr stə ri, ˈhɜrs tri)
n., pl. -ries.
history (used esp. in feminist literature and women's studies as an alternative form to distinguish or emphasize the particular experience of women).
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Walker was honored with the Humanist Heroine Award of the American Humanist Association's Feminist Caucus in 1993 and the "Women Making Herstory Award" in 1995 from the New Jersey National Organization for Women.
We will, for the sake of parameter, set aside the gender implications of using the term history instead of herstory.
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