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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 BanBossy.com.
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