• Mary E. Hunt


Commitment to women’s well-being from the perspective of Hispanic/Latina women is called mujerista, a term favored by some colleagues in religious studies. It is similar to but distinct from feminista in that it is understood not in relation to feminist work (see Feminist), which is often perceived as Anglo efforts to achieve women’s rights, but rather akin to womanist or African American women’s efforts to survive in a racist patriarchal culture. Mujeristas hear and articulate some of the many voices of Hispanic women on their own terms. They create a framework for social justice based on their experiences. Mujerista work involves the whole community, and is done in concert with other women and men who seek the well-being of women, the community, and the earth.

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