What the Internet Gets Wrong About Eminem and Feminism

November 14, 2014 11:01 PM

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Recently, Time Magazine suggested that the word "feminist" be banned as part of its annual "word banishment" poll. Predictably, the Internet howled in disapproval, with the Huffington Post's own Emma Gray grousing that feminism is, in fact, a political movement. Very true: after all, it was the women's suffrage movement which afforded women with the right to vote. While the term feminist has become a kind of political volleyball, it is undeniable the way feminists have fueled progress in the United States and around the world.

Still, the Time Magazine response has been unfortunate, as Katy Steinmetz was offering a nuanced view of the word, lamenting the way it has morphed into an extension of celebrities' personal branding. So never mind the way the word has been deconstructed in recent history -- from Alice Paul to Betty...

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