Dictionary.com has named “allyship” as its word of the year for 2021, noting the old noun taking on another definition: “The role of a person who advocates for inclusion of a ‘marginalized or politicized group’ in solidarity but not as a member.” What do you think?
“Another tangible victory for antiracism.”
Manuel Schur, Systems Analyst
“I don’t like it, but I also can’t think of any other words.”
Holly Yanoff, Jam Band Leader
“Feels a little performative if you ask me.”
Ezra Voss, Cave Guide