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Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead
ABC News ^ | CYNTHIA McFADDEN

Posted on 04/02/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.

Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles.

"We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and they don't want to be disliked."

Sheryl Sandberg: Let's Ban "Bossy"

Sandberg said these attitudes begin early and continue into adulthood.

"We call girls bossy on the playground," Sandberg said. "We call them too aggressive or other B-words in the workplace. They're bossy as little girls, and then they're aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women."

Sandberg's organization Lean In is joining forces with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez to launch a public service campaign called "Ban Bossy." The banbossy.com website gives tips for parents, kids, teachers and others about how to encourage young female leaders.

Girl Scout CEO: Let's Ban "Bossy"

Chavez said she got involved immediately after receiving a call from Sandberg, and believes the Girl Scouts are ideal partners for the new initiative. More than half of all American women were once Girl Scouts and two million girls are currently in scouting, she pointed out.

"Imagine a classroom in America where 50 kids are present: 25 girls, 25 boys," Chavez said.

"And the teacher walks into this classroom and says: 'Boys and girls,

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
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Nothing says BOSSY like trying to ban a *bleeping* word you don't like. Another reason nobody can pay me to eat Girl Scout cookies anymore.
1 posted on 04/02/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Utterly dumb campaign and ever so completely BOSSY.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 3:08:25 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Impala64ssa


3 posted on 04/02/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Impala64ssa

Why is this woman so BOSSY? If she does not like to say the word BOSSY then she ought not to use it. I on the otherhand think this woman is BOSSY and should just worry about her own self and family and STFU.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Impala64ssa
She writes the problem on the board and then turns around and escorts 24 of the 25 girls out of the room. ... She leaves one girl and 25 boys to solve that equation.

Because that's the only way anything will get accomplished.

5 posted on 04/02/2014 3:11:05 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Impala64ssa
First idea of this woman I've liked. I'm all for banning bossy females. Or is she calling other women cows, which are traditionally named "Bossie"?

And who would have thought this superficial nerd-fem grew up on a farm?

/s

6 posted on 04/02/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Impala64ssa; F15Eagle; Larry Lucido

Like I was telling Father Curtis, I think my wife is too bossy.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 3:13:01 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Impala64ssa

They are right.

The correct term is “b!tch on wheels.”


8 posted on 04/02/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Her campaign slogan: “Don’t be bossy! Be Boss!


9 posted on 04/02/2014 3:18:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Gamecock

>>Like I was telling Father Curtis, I think my wife is too bossy.<<

Father Curtis conducted the Funeral Mass?


10 posted on 04/02/2014 3:18:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Gamecock

My wife is way bossy, my 7 year old daughter is bossy.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 3:19:09 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Impala64ssa

You know if she wanted to elevate girls self-image by banning a word, maybe “whore” would be more impactful. Or “Bitch”. Yet those two words are darlings of the hip-hop culture, so they’re cool even if they’re cool in a misogynistic demeaning way. And so the Smart People decide “bossy” has to go, yep that’ll do it...


12 posted on 04/02/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Impala64ssa

Banning bossy is such a bitch thing to do.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Impala64ssa

I have a better idea,lets ban idiot liberals!!


14 posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:02 PM PDT by ohiobushman ( If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: Impala64ssa

If they don’t like bossy, they should not be bossy.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:03 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Impala64ssa

BAN BOSSY

USE BITCHY


16 posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Impala64ssa
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I understand you have taken exception to my calling you whores bossy. I'm sorry. I apologize. I ask you to note that I did not call you callous-ass strumpets, fornicatresses, or low-born gutter sluts. But I did say "whores." "bossy." No escaping that. And for that slip of the tongue, I apologize.

17 posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:56 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Oh good GRIEF!!!!!!

How are my daughters “empowered” by adding another “naughty word” to the already ridiculously intricate PC vocabulary?!?!

Gawwwd, I wish these idiots would just go away!!!!


18 posted on 04/02/2014 3:21:02 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Impala64ssa

If you can’t even deal with being called “Bossy” your probably not fit to ever be a “Boss”


19 posted on 04/02/2014 3:22:19 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Impala64ssa

“...arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles.”

Thus they fail the first test of desire. Lead? I don’t think so.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 3:23:28 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Impala64ssa
CYNTHIA McFADDEN IS BEING BOSSY AGAIN.
21 posted on 04/02/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Impala64ssa

An awful lot of womyn have Queen Bee Envy...


22 posted on 04/02/2014 3:25:04 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: onyx
She [the teacher] writes the problem on the board and then turns around and escorts 24 of the 25 girls out of the room. ... She leaves one girl and 25 boys to solve that equation. That's what's happening every day in this country. Why wouldn't we want more girls to be opting in to building the right solutions this country."

TRIPE!!! Absolute utter tripe and nonsense. Pure unadulterated liberal CRAP!

If anything, it's the boys in this country who are being "escorted out" and shortchanged in our schools. And I say this as a (grateful) mother of three daughters!!

23 posted on 04/02/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Impala64ssa

BECAUSE of this initiative, I intend to use this word much more, in reference to bossy women — and ESPECIALLY bossy girls.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 3:25:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Impala64ssa
All of the women in this campaign, in high-ranking leadership positions, who want to ban 'bossy' because they were called 'bossy' and being called 'bossy' prevents women from reaching high-ranking leadership pos . . .

Umm. Something's not right here.

25 posted on 04/02/2014 3:27:21 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Sticks and stones sweetie. Sticks and stones.


26 posted on 04/02/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Can the word “empowered” be retired, already? I’m so sick of it.


27 posted on 04/02/2014 3:32:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ban totalitarian leftists.


28 posted on 04/02/2014 3:33:26 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Impala64ssa

The usual full_of_themselves feminazi jive. We are woman here us roar etc etc yawn

Who wants to bet she is not an Obama voter


29 posted on 04/02/2014 3:35:26 PM PDT by dennisw (Lenovo)
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To: Impala64ssa
Women are oppressed, huh..? UCSF School of Pharmacy:

Just COUNT the men, ok?

30 posted on 04/02/2014 3:36:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Instead, let’s ban drugging elementary school age boys.

Thanks Impala64ssa.


31 posted on 04/02/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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What is sad it this “grassroots” campaign is sooooo f...ing transparent and our public is soooo stupid they will never put one and one together...
...We seem to be living in the land of 1984 doublethink. .but for it to work you need a public with an IQ range of 19 to 84...and thanks to the lefts public schools/media monopoly..we have a general public that stupid..sheeple
32 posted on 04/02/2014 3:37:49 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Impala64ssa
Nice of ABC and its reporter to provide Sandberg's message verbatim.

I mean, another journalist could've questioned the premise that banning a group from using a word will somehow empower another group.

A less enlightened reporter might've found an expert who considers the idea ridiculous & dictatorial and quoted them in their article.

33 posted on 04/02/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tophat9000

This is about Hillary running for president.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 3:41:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: onyx

Agreed. It would appear the FemiNazis are scraping the bottom of the barrel for a cause. It’s just more worthless noise and idiocy from the left.


35 posted on 04/02/2014 3:42:09 PM PDT by Flagpole Erectus (Just because I'm paranoid doesn't prove they aren't out to get me. Forget PMs. I gots tinfoil.)
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To: Impala64ssa

What difference does it make!?!?


36 posted on 04/02/2014 3:51:08 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: skeeter

Winner winner chicken dinner!


37 posted on 04/02/2014 3:52:43 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Are we women so weak and pathetic we can’t handle a word?


38 posted on 04/02/2014 3:57:30 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Impala64ssa
said Bossy the COW...
39 posted on 04/02/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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I've witnessed a paradox in the workplace several times now. That being strong powerful women who fire other women for being lacking in performance.

The fired employee wants to sue someone........anyone? No sexist dismissals leave a woman scorned.

40 posted on 04/02/2014 4:04:28 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Honey? Before you go to your Ban Bossy rally, fix me a sandhich...Thanks, babe...You’re the bestest...”


41 posted on 04/02/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: funfan

With leadership comes great hardship and responsibility. Leaders don’t deligate policy or stategy. Not many people can stomach it, period. Gender is a lead from behind excuse.


42 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Adder
Learn to spell:
sandwich
43 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:38 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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How bossy of her.

What other words aren't we allowed to use, Bossy?

44 posted on 04/02/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Impala64ssa

If the chief operating officer of Facebook has time for this sh!t, they either don’t need a COO or they need a new one. LOL.


45 posted on 04/02/2014 4:16:25 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Scoutmaster

All of the women in this campaign, in high-ranking leadership positions, who want to ban ‘bossy’ because they were called ‘bossy’ and being called ‘bossy’ prevents women from reaching high-ranking leadership pos . . .

Umm. Something’s not right here.

...ha ha ha...what a bunch of ditzes...


46 posted on 04/02/2014 4:18:23 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Impala64ssa

hmmm Maybe they’d like “heifer” better.


47 posted on 04/02/2014 4:18:48 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Impala64ssa

Bossiness is not a good thing. It means ‘’overly authoritative; domineering.’’

Being a bossy little girl is worse than being a fat little girl because fatness is a victimless condition, while bossiness hurts those who are being domineered over.

Fat little girls should be helped to become healthier and slimmer, while bossy little girls should be helped to become gentler and more respectful leaders of other children.

Unfortunately, the nine-year-old Sheryl Sandberg was never helped to become gentler and more respectful of others, and now in her adulthood she’s gone beyond mere bossiness into totalitarianism by going on a rampage to expunge a perfectly good word from the English language.

Like Lady MacBeth hysterically trying to wipe the blood off her hands, Sheryl Sandberg seems to be trying to wipe the word ‘’bossy’’ from the world’s dictionaries so she won’t have to remember what an insufferable little girl she must have been to her classmates.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 4:19:11 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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Can the word “empowered” be retired, already? I’m so sick of it.

...in my retirement, I volunteered to work at the local library...I reshelf returned books, and in the juvenile non fiction and biography sections, the number of girl empowerment books is absurd...look for same sex empowerment next, at which point I volunteer for something else...


49 posted on 04/02/2014 4:23:30 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: TheArizona

Are we women so weak and pathetic we can’t handle a word?

...guess so...


50 posted on 04/02/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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