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Bossy Women

This Is How We Talk About Female Leaders (Hint: It's Not Pretty)

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller & Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women

In the scramble to pinpoint the reason for Jill Abramson's unceremonious ouster from The New York Times earlier this month, pundits floated countless ...

5 Reasons I Will Not Ban Bossy

Mary Dalton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Mary Dalton

While I am sympathetic of the motives behind the Ban Bossy campaign, I propose reclaiming the rhetoric instead of banning the word.

The Meaning of 'Bossy'

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Robin Lakoff

We need to understand why a word like 'bossy' exists with its current meaning, and change the world that makes it meaningful and useful.

Inspired to Be Bossy

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Denise Vivaldo

Growing up, I was always called bossy. I thought it meant I would grow up to be a boss. Why not? I thought bossy was feminine for boss, and to be honest, I like the word bossy.

What This Commercial Gets Scarily Right

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women

"Don't let labels hold you back." That's the takeaway message from a new Pantene Philippines commercial, which first aired in November 2013. The sh...

Why I Don't Mind The (Other) B-Word

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I have a lot of opinions, I like to share them, and I love being in charge. According to popular opinion, this makes me bossy. I'm completely fine with that.

The "B" Word

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

In solidarity with Sheryl and all the women bosses I know, I decided to share my kindergarten report card in which I am scolded for being bossy and praised for being a leader.