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“Ban Bossy”: Unintended Consequences


If you keep up with social justice issues, you’ve no doubt heard of the “Ban Bossy” campaign ( spearheaded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and other prominent females.
The campaign seeks to strip “bossy” from our vocabulary, since its deeply ingrained use as a pejorative discourages girls from answering in class, running for school office, leading group projects or growing up to seek challenging positions in government or industry.
I applaud the effort to end the stereotypes and level the playing field. Not only does the current double standard cheat girls/women, but mankind is being ...

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