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LOL! Time Magazine Suggests Ban on Word ‘Feminist,’ Freakout Ensues


The irony accumulates in layers here:

TIME isn’t so sure about feminists. For its fourth annual “word banishment poll,” the magazine posted a list of suggested words that should maybe just go away . . . But right smack in the middle of the list is that word so many people are supposedly afraid of: “feminist.”

TIME takes care to note that it’s not recommending doing away with feminism, the word or the movement, but rather with the label used to describe people who believe in gender equality. “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?” Katy Steinmetz writes. “Let’s stick to the issues and quit throwing this label around like ticker tape at a Susan B. Anthony parade.”

Please, ladies, don’t let us interrupt your panic fits of hysteria.

Some days it’s like they’re trying to make my job easier. A bad day for the man-hating death cult is a good day for me.

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