Thursday, November 13, 2014

TIME Wants to Ban Blackness

Can you think of a list of words which have come into popular circulation recently that have their origins in the black community? I ask because there's a good chance that the words you come up with are on TIME's list of words they want to ban in 2015.

"Bae" 
"Basic" 
"Turnt" 
"Yaaassssss"

You might notice that "feminist" is also on this list. And yes, I am pissed about that. What shit-covered white dude came up with this list? The rest of the opinions are either phrases, will never go away, or are "kale." ("Disrupt"?)

The blurbs giving the reason for each word to be on the list are even better.

"yaaasssss: Nooooooooo mmooooorrrreeeeee. If only for poor Lady Gaga’s sake."

Yes, poor, poor Lady Gaga. I'm not sure what this is referencing, whether Lady Gaga has been appropriating again or what, but fuck Lady Gaga and her racism. And fuck TIME's racism.

You'll notice that they already banned "twerk."

And then.

"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."

"Nothing against feminism" sure, yeah, right, nothing against feminism, they're just tired of hearing about it and want people to stop talking about it, especially celebrities. Because, you know, when celebrities support something, other people tend to start supporting it, too. Also, let's invoke Susan B. Anthony - a woman that actual feminists avoid because she was racist as fuck and has been hijacked by pro-lifers.

There needs to be a write-in option so that we can ban the word "time" just to spite this awful publication. Fuck you, TIME.

Animated gif of a woman miming putting on lipstick with her middle finger.

1 comment:

saber86 said...

Erm, an editor added an apology for "the execution" of the word list. Which appears to have been written by a woman (list and apology). Kind of a crap apology, though.