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Should "Bossy" Be Banned?
Written by Lauren McMillen
Last updated on March 17, 2014 @ 10:18AM
Created on March 14, 2014 @ 10:12PM

We all use words that can hurt and heal, but has the word "bossy" gone too far?

A new campaign is trying to make a change by banning the word "bossy". Facebook CEO, Sheryl Sandberg, is leading the fight. The goal of the ban is to help women and girls feel more comfortable as leaders, instead of followers. Sandberg believes young boys are often rewarded for being assertive, while girls are punished for this type of behavior.

The Girl Scouts have even joined the movement and hope to bring awareness to female empowerment. They plan to help start a new trend by encouraging girls to become leaders earlier in life. So why does one simple word stir up so much debate?  Many people believe there needs to be a limit when it comes to using the word bossy. 

I feel as though as long as people are having this conversation, the word itself doesn't need to be banned. But a little bit of thought needs to be given as to how it's used," said Cynthia Loomis, owner of Loomis Law Office.

Others believe that banning the word is not going to help the situation.

"I don't think it should have a difference. I think it shouldn't be banned. I don't feel like there's anything wrong with it," said Holly Miltenberger, Harrison County resident. 

If you would like to learn more about the pledge to Ban Bossy, you can visit

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Comments (3)
Mar 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Well imagine that!! BOSSY whiney people want to 'ban' the word BOSSY!
Mar 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM
perhaps the politcally correct whiners and sissies who get oh so offended by words should just outlaw SPEAKING at all! Omg; these minority fringe control groups need to get a life. They have way too much idle time on their hands. Our constitution over-rides whiney ignorant people who want to ban words. You can't fix stupid!
Mar 16, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Politically correct people OFFEND me more than anything else. So maybe we should just ban PC people who are so thin-skinned and useless that a WORD makes them faint. What kind of useful workers would a bunch of whiney, arrogant control freaks be to anyone? PC people who want to BAN simple words are control freaks. Who are they to tell everyone else what they can say, do or think? Get a life and stop whining. These people are adults who've never matured and apparently have been raised getting everything they want; spoiled people with obviously 'too much idle time' on their hands to be thinking of such stupid, foolish idiotic things! I will continue to use ANY and ALL words I wish to use. In THIS Nation we have a constitution, albeit these PC minorities wish we didn't but she has NO AUTHORITY or RIGHT to "Stifle FREEDOM OF SPEECH!" END of story; Americans will not accept this foolish idea from foolish controlling arrogant people. Get over it. Wear ear plugs if 'words' offend you. Some people just keep proving to the world how utterly uneducated and childish they can still be even after adulthood.
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