Hermeneutic Injustice

Hermeneutic Injustice

by Elizabeth Challinor

They knew

Interpreting their day-to-day lives

They needed this term

But it didn't exist

And there were no words in collective understandings

To express


Sexual harassment

Post partum depression

To name but a few...


As Miranda Fricker tells us

Their experiences were denied credibility

Long covid has recently been coined

Let's keep our eyes and ears open

To whom was left behind

And to what experiences have yet to be recognised

As hermeneutic epistemic injustice

Thanks to you Carmen

Elizabeth Challinor