TIME debuted their annual list of words that they think should be banned for the following year. They set up a poll that consisted of words like”yaaasssss,” “bae,” and “turnt;” however they also threw in words like “feminist” and “kale” as if they belonged in the same caliber.
Their reason behind thinking feminist should be banned:
“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.”
“You haven’t been so tired of having a single thing talked about and trumpeted and pushed in your face since people started signing up for Twitter. You even saw kids selling dried kale chips on the street the other day instead of running a lemonade stand. Kale chips, people! This is America!”
After hearing their reasoning of course we…disagree!
Whether every singer deems themselves a feminist but doesn’t push the values that help the fight of women’s rights, doesn’t mean we do away with it. And forgive us for wanting to join the kale wave in our journey to a healthier lifestyle. We didn’t know it perturbed the writers at Time that much.
Thankfully we’re not the only people that feel this way. Twitter was quite irate to learn that feminist and kale was being compared to made-up terms like “obvi.” Flip the page to check out Twitter’s outcry towards TIME’s idea to have us transported back to the ideals of the ’20s while shopping for “borecole” in the grocery store.