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Herstory refers to history from a feminist perspective. The term originates as a pun on the word history, replacing "his" story with "her" story. It should be noted that the element "his" in the word history is not actually related to the English third person masculine possessive pronoun his. It should also be noted that this term, when used by the overwhelming majority of feminists is meant in jest rather than from an actual desire to change the standard spelling of the word. It should also be noted that herstory does not mean the same thing as Women's History .

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