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TIME poll suggests banning the word 'feminist' in 2015

Which oft-used word is as annoying to TIME as "turnt," "yaaasssss" and "basic"?

"Feminist," apparently.

The magazine published its fourth-annual poll Wednesday, asking which word readers would like to ban in 2015. Katy Steinmetz writes:

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]

Last we checked, "feminist" is pulling in 41 percent of the votes, well above the runner-up, "bae."