QUICK HIT: Should the word “Feminist” be banned?

TIME magazine has an online poll asking readers to vote on which word should be banned in 2015, describing the words on the list as cringe-worthy. The list includes words and phrases such as “bae,” “om nom nom nom,” “yaaaas,” “turnt,” “kale,” and “feminist”…. Wait what? Time is trying to ban the word feminist? But, why? Here’s their explanation:

feminist: 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.

To me, that sounds like they want to ban it because it’s popular… Alright. I completely disagree, but whatever. I think that this is one of the most important times for Feminism, that it’s something that we need now more than ever. Of course, the internet seems to disagree. This is what the poll looks like right now:

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time.com

As you can tell, the word “Feminist” is winning right now. For the WORST WORD OF 2014. According to jezebel.com, the reason for this is 4chan. Of course.

So, if you disagree, vote on the poll now!!! Vote for anything besides Feminist. I voted for kale, because kale sucks.

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