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Study Up For 'Think': What Is Womanism?

Jan 15, 2013

How do women of color interpret feminism, especially through the lens of the black church?

Keri Day of Brite Divinity School uses womanism, a term coined by author Alice Walker, to describe the  perspective of feminism with slavery and segregation in its periphery. Day wrote  Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America. She's on the air with Krys Boyd at noon to discuss the black church's influence in the political and social realms.

This new application of the idea of womanism is pretty uncommon in mainstream literature on feminism. Consult the Wikipedia page to familiarize yourself with womanist ideology. There's also this article on black womanhood and theology to get you caught up.

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