Alice Walker popularized the term, “Womanism”, in the 1980s. It related to the outgrowth of feminism and argued that feminism did not include Black women’s perspectives. The term critiqued racist and classist aspects of white feminism and recognized the black man as essential to the black woman. “Womanism” was not political like feminism; it just honored the strength and experiences of Black women and their struggle against oppression in their individual lives.