WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?
Alongside words like “bae,” “basic,” “turnt,” and “yaaasssss, TIME INCLUDES FEMINIST.””Feminist” is an important word, not a meme. In fact, millions of women and men around the world like you who believe in the social, economic, and political equality of all women identify as “feminist” – including Taylor Swift, who is currently on TIME’s cover.
If TIME is annoyed with a word that represents saving women’s lives, fighting for equality, and ending violence against women, then there’s something wrong with TIME – and not with the word “feminist.”
Tell TIME: “Feminist” is not your word to ban, and we’re not giving it up!