Why We Spell Womyn with a Y

People are curious about why we spell “womyn” with a “y.” Good question! It’s a kind of shorthand. Traditionally, womyn-with-a-y means “women without men.” For us, the Y is also short for “Why?” As in: “Why are women not allowed to have safe space away from males?” and “Why can’t we talk critically about gender without being harassed?”

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