Defined as ‘the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes’, the word ‘feminism’ has been named word of the year by the American dictionary Merriam-Webster. The dictionary claims to have seen a 70 per cent increase in online searches for the word in 2017 as compared to 2016. However, the largest spike in searches came during the last weeks of January, following the Women’s March in Washington DC, as well as around the world. The word gained more popularity in terms of its search on the internet after revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein went viral.