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Meet the Bossy Feminist
American Thinker ^ | 3/19/14 | Jeremy Egerer

Posted on 03/19/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT by Sioux-san

Nobody should ever suggest that leadership and assertiveness are mutually exclusive; all sensible people must agree that in order to lead, someone must give directions, and when the time comes for it, that those directions must be given strongly. A great leader, like Germanicus Caesar, knows that at certain times even mutinous soldiers must be courted, and that at others they must be executed, and that only wisdom can discern which is more appropriate.

But I would never agree with Cheryl Sandberg that we should teach all bossy little girls not that they’re bossy, but that they’re natural leaders. I’ve heard plenty of women say that bossy women make great leaders; all of them have made their fellow women miserable.

There’s really only one reason why someone should be leading, at any given point, and that is because he – or, let us say, she – is going somewhere better than where we are leaving. It matters little if someone knows how to command if she’s leading us into poverty, or misery, or off a cliff and into the ocean. John Locke wasn't the man who discovered the value of kings; Solomon (and, I am certain, many gone before him) can be found saying that good kings make the people rejoice, and bad kings make them mourn, and that the quality of a leader – one might say, the purpose of a leader – is determined not by himself, but by the effect he has upon his people....

...And if a woman wants to be a great leader, let her learn to be a great person by giving good orders first to herself and speaking with grace. Then, if she can prove herself worthy of command, let her command for the good of others....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: banbossy; feminazism; savethemales
I love this line: if we follow not for goodness, nor for benefit, nor for charm, but for the sole benefit of an unworthy leader, then we are the most stupid people who have ever lived.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 2:14:25 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Hillary Clinton is a bossy commie b*^ch.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 2:16:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sioux-san

I heard the Girl Scouts couldnt wait to jump on this leftist bandwagon


3 posted on 03/19/2014 2:19:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sioux-san
"You can't use the word 'bossy'."

"Really? Why not?"

"BECAUSE I SAY SO!"

I'm sorry for anyone who takes this sort of Orwellian double-think seriously.

4 posted on 03/19/2014 2:21:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sioux-san

that we should teach all bossy little girls not that they’re bossy, but that they’re natural leaders.


Regardless of an individual’s sex, teaching children that is a pretty sure way to make many of them maniacal.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 2:21:31 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Sioux-san

my 7 year old daughter is bossy, and sometimes it’s a good thing, and sometimes we’ve got to tell her to knock it off.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 2:23:11 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Sioux-san
Personally I think the campaign is a good idea.

 photo BanBossy_zpsc7e96002.jpg

7 posted on 03/19/2014 2:25:01 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: skeeter

Rush had it right when he referred to the NOW fems as the NAGs.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 2:29:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sioux-san

The vast, vast majority of the time, a good leader does not “boss” people around


9 posted on 03/19/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Sioux-san

Here’s why they are doing this.

This is a second prong attack dealing with the liberal’s trumped up phony war on women.

They are telegraphing that WOMEN are now going to be THE BOSS.

It’s complete fantasy and crap, but this is what they are trying to project.

Women are far more often followers and all studies show, more easily manipulated than men. They’re being used six ways to Sunday by the liberals.

To balkanize men and women.

While being told and repeating THEY are in control, they are actually controlled by their liberal puppet masters who are feeding them this garbage.

to trivialize, disregard, and rationalize away any criticism of women as simply groundless and repeating the mindless mantra “dont call me bossy!”

secondarily this is being done to help hillary run in 2016.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 2:34:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: skeeter

And those are her good features


11 posted on 03/19/2014 2:35:17 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: RatRipper
The vast, vast majority of the time, a good leader does not “boss” people around

A real leader doesn't need to. People recognize that the job gets done better and faster if they do what the leader says, and so follow that leader.

Somebody who demands that people do what she says, BECAUSE she says so, and without any demonstration of competence to lead, is called "bossy".

12 posted on 03/19/2014 2:37:52 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Billthedrill

This all sounds like a Peanuts cartoon with the ever aggressive and controlling Lucy. Can’t you see her with her clenched threatening fist as she say.” “BECAUSE I SAY SO!”?


13 posted on 03/19/2014 2:40:03 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Secret Agent Man

maybe not secondarily but primarily for Hillary - It also depends on the type of work place where women get promoted over far more qualified and experienced men. It’s usually in govt. jobs and hospitals, but more and more in private industry. I have seen it for myself in a hospital I worked at - shocked to say the least that someone with absolutely nothing but her gonads and skin color to merit the CEO position. She was not a leader, but she was a good tool for those who were positioning the ultimate sale of the hospital.


14 posted on 03/19/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: rusty schucklefurd
LOL! That is just exactly what I was visualizing. BTT
15 posted on 03/19/2014 2:44:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: sauropod

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16 posted on 03/19/2014 2:45:32 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Sioux-san

WOMAN’S LIB AND ISLAM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0cS4p9cFlo&feature=c4-overview&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw


17 posted on 03/19/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Sioux-san

Is this really a crisis in America today? Are teenage girls really afraid of being called bossy????


18 posted on 03/19/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Dick Bachert

Just watched the video - the thing that Bachert failed to mention in his observation about the Jewish feminists is they are/were all Leftie/socialists and more than a few were avowed communists. It was their political agenda that was the driving force, not their non-observant religion. They could still throw down the ‘anti-semite’ card at their critics, just like the race hustlers do.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

A rich lefty backing Hillary Clinton decides women/girls are being called bossy sends out pr to the news media and suddenly what she says is taken a truth??

What a distraction. Bossy is not a word I’ve heard its the other b word and c word...Sarah Palin is more often the target and called so by leftists.

This is so phoney!


20 posted on 03/19/2014 3:13:13 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I don’t think bossy girls are afraid of anything. They probably have been tyrants-in-training for their whole life. They will take care of those who do not do their bidding and dare to call them names, even if it is accurate....


22 posted on 03/19/2014 3:14:19 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is this really a crisis in America today?

No. This is just a particularly crude attempt to control the debate by denying the very vocabulary of criticism.

23 posted on 03/19/2014 3:16:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RginTN

The bossy thing going around the Media is phoney and a distraction, but what isn’t phoney is the elevation of women into leadership positions, be it political office, CEO, or whatever when that woman clearly is not worthy and not qualified to lead (same goes for men, but Obama sure put that bar down into the mud)...merely to prove that everything is all PC here at this company or that.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san
women today have high levels of testosterone, just as the male levels are falling, the women's levels are rising....
25 posted on 03/19/2014 3:45:46 PM PDT by B212
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To: B212

I would agree that men’s testosterone levels are falling. My 33 year old son has said as much. I think it’s due to a combination of things, like soy additives in food products, hormones given to cows to make them lactate even when they don’t have a calf to nurse, not to mention all the female hormones from birth control pills that are weeweeing into the water system. Why some women seem to have higher levels of testosterone makes me wonder if they aren’t taking it as a supplement. Something just ain’t right, whatever the reason.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

It should be easy to Photoshop an irate Michelle Obama with a cowbell around her neck. Bossy is as bossy does.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 4:34:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Michelle is in a class by herself for being a bully - I am sure Barry is afraid of her.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 6:26:38 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Billthedrill

I publicly criticized a company women’s employee resource group for promoting the “ban bossy” for women’s history month. And I did it in writing on the corporate intranet after seeing it posted for the third time.

1. If the biggest problem we have is the word “bossy”, feminism is a joke.
2. You’re ignoring true problems in the world like girls who can’t go to school in the developing world or drop out for lack of bathrooms when they hit puberty
3. If your leadership potential withers when called “bossy”, how will you handle being called arrogant, elitist, domineering or selfish?
4. Focusing on banning a word instead of developing solid leadership and character in women suggests that women are the delicate hothouse flowers men used to accuse women of being. That is a step backward, not forward.
5. A bunch of women going around as word police makes them come across as nannying nags. And no one wants to listen to a nag. Keep it up, and no one will want to listen to your cause, either.

I will probably get flack for having done this at work. Wondering what to do if they try to sentence me to diversity training or sensitivity training.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 7:50:26 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Sioux-san

There is a recent study linking the use of anti-depressants in pregnancy with a four time higher incidence of autism.
I wonder if there is a similar correlation between years of hormonal contraception and giving birth to a homosexual. We already know there is a correlation with the number of older brothers - is it also how long Mom was on contraceptives before having him?


30 posted on 03/19/2014 7:52:27 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

interesting thoughts - do you have a link to that autism study? Pregnancy, Birth, and Childhood have been so thoroughly medicalized, it is difficult to know if it is any one thing or cumulative effx of lots of factors. I believe in the KISS principal for Life - keep it simple, sweetie!


31 posted on 03/19/2014 8:38:55 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Tragically, I don’t think she is the slightest bit unique in her being a bully. I have seen (thankfully, from afar) several women who have all the villainy of tyrannical men, some who even possess a shrill degree of cruelty that men tend to avoid.

Nicolae Ceausescu was the evil tyrant of Romania, but it was his wife Elena, whose savagery was so great that it may have been the final straw of his dictatorship. Her final act was both a brutal crackdown by the secret police, and instructions that they should burn the dead bodies of those they killed to prevent their identification by their families.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I would have to agree that women, given the opportunity, can be the more cruel and ruthless ones. Tyranny must be resisted, even if it is wearing high heels and lipstick.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 7:10:54 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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