School blurs out word 'feminist' in class photo

While a writer for Women's Agenda takes offense to the school's actions, she writes, "At least it is encouraging to know that young women like Sophie Thomas are doing what they can to combat this anachronistic stigma. Bravo, Sophie!"

"Feminism is a state of mind. It's a state of being who you are and not being treated as less," say women for the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Despite positive-sounding campaigns like this, feminism has caused a stir in the past.

Time editors apologized after including the word in the magazine's "Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?" poll. An editor's note on the page apologizes and now reads, "While we meant to invite debate about some ways the word was used this year, that nuance was lost."

In 2013, Mic actually called feminism "One of the Most Controversial Labels Today."

After a meeting between Thomas, her mother and school officials, WXIX reports those involved will now start a larger conversation about the issue.

More on AOL:
Study says Americans are broke from spending too much at restaurants
Lilly Pulitzer collection at Target sends shoppers into a frenzy, sells out in hours
Man's obituary has one very specific request