Nov 13, 2014 11:30AM

Time Suggests Banning The Word 'Feminist' & Voters Are On Board

They also dislike 'bae', 'sorry not sorry' and 'basic'.

TIME just opened the online polling booths for their annual 'Worst Words' survey, which asks readers which words they'd like to see disappeared from the common lexicon or else taken out back and shot like the tired work horses that they are. It's pretty harsh. And so many of them are associated with chix or gay men. What words do these language Nazis hate this time around? Here's a list! Our notes in parentheses.

Bae (term of endearment and 'poo' in Danish)
Basic (stupid, vacuous people and 'normcore' clothing items)
Bossy (leaning in)
Disrupt (used by people in Silicon Valley)
Feminist (normal person)
I can't even (finish a sentence)
Influencer (the worst of corporate jizz words)
Kale (it's green. You eat it. Don't hate.)
Literally (figuratively)
Om nom nom nom (delicious Elaine)
Obvi (a time-saving way of saying 'obviously')
Said no one one ever (catch phrase of Twitter comedians who aren't funny)
Sorry Not Sorry (non-apology, good for all occasions)
Turnt (when your are so turnt you cannot turnt down)
Yassssssss (I agree with this situation)

Wait, what? TIME is suggesting we ban the word 'feminist'?  That's like banning the word 'democracy' or 'cheese'. We need that word to live. Their definition of the pesky F word reads, "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."

The writer responded to criticism of her inclusion of the word like this:

Whatever Katy (it's pronounced like Katie). But then along comes 4chan. They've created a whole bunch of threads imploring people to vote for the word 'feminist' by saying things like, "Here in western countries we have the most free, and educated women in the world. Too bad women are never satisfied. They have turned feminism into something I cringe at the way I cringe at atheism and genital mutilation," and also, "Ban the word feminism, for the lulz." At the time of writing, the results for the most-hated word look like this:

Those bitches are literally basic. *Eats kale* #yasssss #sorrynotsorry

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