You Would Never See "Feminist" Again Because of Time

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Time isn’t so sure about feminists.

Time Magazine wants to ban the word "Feminist."

For its fourth annual “word banishment poll,” the magazine posted a list of suggested words that should be banished from the English language forever. Apparently they have got “LOL/OMG/WTF,” “yolo” and “twerk” banned over the past three years.

Words like "I can't even," "yaaasssss," "obvi" and "bae" are also on the list.

On its list of words to ban in 2015? The usual suspects like "I can't even," "yaaasssss," "obvi" and "bae." Those are fine, but why the hell is “feminist” on there?

Here’s Time’s explanation: “You have nothing against feminism itself, but when did it become a thing that every celebrity had to state their position on whether this word applies to them, like some politician declaring a party? Let's stick to the issues and quit throwing this label around like ticker tape at a Susan B. Anthony parade.”

Um, why are we pissed that people are labeling themselves as feminists? After decades of people being afraid to refer to themselves as such, shouldn't we be celebrating the fact we hear this word so often?

According to Time and the voters: NOPE.

A staggering 45 percent of readers voted to do away with "feminist," followed with "bae" and "om nom nom nom." Yeah, it's very logical to put those three terms in the same category. Did our sarcasm come across just then? Good.

And of course we’re not the only ones who were peeved at Time's poll choices.

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