Time, the esteemed publication that wrote a 908-word article on Kim Kardashian's ass that included the quote, "it looks like a glazed Krispy Kreme donut" (slow clap for hard journalism), proved its irrelevancy today by suggesting that, among "bae" and "literally" that the word, "feminist" should be banned.
"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." - Time writer, Katy Steinmetz
Haha! Voting! Us silly broads are always trying to be cute, aren't we? With our "voting" and "stating our positions on important matters" like we're people or something. "Here, take away my right to give birth naturally", said no one ever. And about sticking to the issues . . .
You've been played, Steinmetz. Sure, "feminist" has negative connotations in some circles - connotations that are put in place to make feminism a less-appealing option for women. The ugly feminist trope, for example, plays upon women's vanity to keep them from embracing a movement that seeks to pay them fair wages, value their contributions and secure their opportunities. Don't achieve, you silly women, you wouldn't want to be ugly, now would you? There, there, stay pretty and seek nothing.
Also interesting is that an outlet for the freedom of the press wants to ban words now - especially politically charged words that seek betterment for human rights. Let's just ban "racist" while we're at it! Never say anything is racist again, okay folks? The disempowered aren't allowed to complain according to Time.
Dear Time and Katy Steinmetz,
My three feminist daughters and I will be saying "feminist" until the end of time - or women gain back control over their bodies, women are paid equal wages, women's contributions are valued and all women globally have human rights. Guess which will come sooner? (I'm guessing the end of . . . Time.)
Feminist for life.
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