Banning “Feminist” in 2015?

December 31, 2014

If you could ban any word for 2015, what would it be? For Time magazine’s readers, the word “feminist” took a surprising early lead over “influencer,” “kale,” “literally,” “obvi,” and others, in the magazine’s annual poll to decide which term to scrub from the American lexicon. Facing a backlash and petition drive, the magazine eventually apologized presumably for offending women who consider themselves feminists.