Language is very powerful and carries more meaning than we often stop and think about. In changing just one letter in the word ‘women’ your curiosity peaks and challenges you to think outside the box. This is exactly what we are trying to do! We want to draw people’s attention to what the word ‘woman’ historically means and its implication.
The word ‘woman’ refers to ‘of man’ implying that a woman’s identity is inherently reliant on man. We believe that womyn deserve an identity of their own which is why the Womyn’s Centre embraces and celebrates a women-centred culture.
In spelling womyn with a “Y”, we recognize that womyn have diverse and different identities and roles which are not all defined by a relationships to men (or dictionaries!).