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Listen: ‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year – here’s why

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: A participant is seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Women's Marches are being held in cities around the world. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

Thanks to a big spike in online searches, “feminism” is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017.

“Feminism” is a noun defined by Merriam-Webster as "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes" and "organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests." The website said that the term generated 70 percent more searches this year compared with 2016.

The Women’s March in January contributed to one spike in searches for “feminism,” and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s comment in late February about struggling to call herself a feminist was responsible for another jump in searches.

Brad had the story in today’s headlines.

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