At the risk of actually learning the answer, what the heck is #BanBossy?—
Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) March 10, 2014
Oh, you know. Only the latest effort by the speech police.
We have now. Thanks a lot, Rachel!
The Girl Scouts have admittedly done a lot of great things for young women over the years. This is not one of those things:
That’s right. The Girl Scouts want to strike “bossy” from our vocabulary, with a little help from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg:
Snort. Via ABC News:
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.”
And as we all know, telling people what they can and cannot say is the best way to get them to like you.
Needless to say, Sandberg and the #BanBossy crowd aren’t exactly getting the respect they seek:
Amen to that.