Skip to comments.Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead
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,
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Utterly dumb campaign and ever so completely BOSSY.
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.
Because that's the only way anything will get accomplished.
And who would have thought this superficial nerd-fem grew up on a farm?
Like I was telling Father Curtis, I think my wife is too bossy.
They are right.
The correct term is “b!tch on wheels.”
Her campaign slogan: “Don’t be bossy! Be Boss!
>>Like I was telling Father Curtis, I think my wife is too bossy.<<
Father Curtis conducted the Funeral Mass?
My wife is way bossy, my 7 year old daughter is bossy.
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...
Banning bossy is such a bitch thing to do.
I have a better idea,lets ban idiot liberals!!
If they don’t like bossy, they should not be bossy.
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.
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!!!!
If you can’t even deal with being called “Bossy” your probably not fit to ever be a “Boss”
“...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.
An awful lot of womyn have Queen Bee Envy...
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!!
BECAUSE of this initiative, I intend to use this word much more, in reference to bossy women — and ESPECIALLY bossy girls.
Umm. Something's not right here.
Sticks and stones sweetie. Sticks and stones.
Can the word “empowered” be retired, already? I’m so sick of it.
Ban totalitarian leftists.
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
Just COUNT the men, ok?
Instead, let’s ban drugging elementary school age boys.
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.
This is about Hillary running for president.
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.
What difference does it make!?!?
Winner winner chicken dinner!
Are we women so weak and pathetic we can’t handle a word?
The fired employee wants to sue someone........anyone? No sexist dismissals leave a woman scorned.
“Honey? Before you go to your Ban Bossy rally, fix me a sandhich...Thanks, babe...You’re the bestest...”
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.
What other words aren't we allowed to use, Bossy?
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.
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...
hmmm Maybe they’d like “heifer” better.
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.
Can the word empowered be retired, already? Im 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...
Are we women so weak and pathetic we cant handle a word?
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