Why 'Feminist' Should Not Be the New F-Bomb - ‘Feminist’ is not a dirty word to be hidden or to be photoshopped out of class photos. It is a word that should be spoken with pride. Women are not yet equal in this country. And in other countries, the condition of women is appalling. But strong women AND strong men are changing the way the world views and treats women. And that is something to be celebrated.