We know that “the silence breakers” of the #MeToo movement are TIME’s person of the year, and now we’ve learned that ‘feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year.

The word was a top lookup throughout the year, showing a 70% increase over 2016. It also saw several spikes in lookups that corresponded to various news reports and events during the year. The general rise in lookups tells us that many people are interested in this word; specific spikes give us insight into some of the reasons why.

In the last weeks of January, feminism spiked following news coverage of the Women’s March on Washington, DC (and other related marches held around the country and internationally), and follow-up discussions regarding whether the march was feminist, and what kind of feminism was represented by organizers and attendees. The word was in the air.

If so many people looked up the word “feminism” in the dictionary, why does the dictionary definition look almost nothing like feminism in practice?

So women’s rights, essentially meaning abortion without exception and increased reliance on big government programs? Got it.

So if feminism is about equality of the sexes, why the ridiculous misandry from feminists like Lauren Duca?

And why the calls for publications to hire only women, queers, and/or people of color? Why the movements to silence men on social media and allow them only to retweet women? Maybe that’s under “intersectional feminism,” certainly next year’s word of the year.

Also making the list was “dotard,” a slight used against President Trump by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and adopted by The Resistance.

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