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

Posted on | November 12, 2014 | 55 Comments

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.



55 Responses to “LOL! Time Magazine Suggests Ban on Word ‘Feminist,’ Freakout Ensues”

  1. Countrylawyer
    November 13th, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Well now . . . since we’re all about sharing the love, why not *substitute* words and expressions for those, like “feminism,” which have outlived their purpose. I humbly suggest borrowing from e.g. molesworth, a skool of orthography which hav been sadly over-looked chiz moan droan. Thus, for reply to the pop-eyed ol’ gal up there (I’m involuntarily reminded of the line from Throw Momma From the Train, “Who the hell is this?”) to whom feminists are like cars (ride it like you stole it eh wot?), we could simply observe that ‘pon my soul darling arabella but life is tuough. “Feminism” is uterly wet and for weeds. As ane fule kno.

  2. theoldsargesays
    November 13th, 2014 @ 7:17 pm


  3. Squid Hunt
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    Amy Poehler pretty much summed up progressive liberalism perfectly.

  4. Squid Hunt
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:48 pm


  5. skhpcola
    November 14th, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    Too much time around leftists in grad school…they’re always telling me that crap sammitches taste better fresh. I don’t believe them, but they do seem to love it in their turd-filled dystopia.