Language is powerful -- but banning another word from our lexicon is at best a token solution, and at worst misguided. I wish that banning the other B-word would result in improved self-worth for girls everywhere but that simply wouldn't be the case. Instead, let's celebrate fabulously bossy girls.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her bestselling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphrase in the process. Since then, over 1.75 million...
Theoretically, I understand how calling a little girl bossy could possibly deflate her willingness to speak up, however how much does this actually play out in reality? (Because in general, bossy people don't like being told what to do!) More importantly, I see a much bigger culprit against women's leadership flourishing amongst us, the other B-word -- Barbie.
Believe me, I get it the message behind Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign. I get the importance of empowering girls to speak up and follow their leadership talents all the way to the top, baby. What I'm saying is, it shouldn't be an excuse to allow bitchiness off the hook.