For the fourth year in a row, Time wants to know what word should be banned in the coming year, and they’ve narrowed it down to a list of 15, including bossy and feminist. Katy Steinmetz offers short blurbs after the poll “in which we’ve channeled the type of person who would like to see each nominee launched into the deepest, darkest, most hopeless eternity from whence there is no salvation nor return.” Here’s the one for 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.
Past words to win/lose include YOLO and twerk, Steinmetz reports. Full disclosure: I voted for kale. So far, though, feminist is winning/losing with 39 percent of votes cast. Wow.
Is it too late to add ballyhoo?