There's Cheese... and then there's cheese, and then, if the cheese is in your snax, it's probably cheeze. Cheeze isn't Cheese, or cheese. It's those...
Every spring it's the same story. There I am, just sitting on the couch watching TV and deciding which Real Housewife I'd kill first, when the doorbell rings. And on the other side of the door awaits Evil.
There's no better way to recap March 2014 than with a RAP! Ukraine, Malaysia flight #MH370, Obamacare, Selfies, St. Patricks Day, Kissing Strangers, C...
I doubt the Girl Scouts, despite their noble history of supporting LGBT inclusion and girls' empowerment, is going to back out of this deal. And Mattel's unlikely to yank the sponsorship, especially since publicity -- pro or con -- can only be good for the Barbie brand.
I'm the entire Ban Bossy campaign and controversy rolled into a mom.
I'm all for encouraging more girls to become leaders. But in my mind, the Ban Bossy campaign is focused on the wrong people for the wrong reasons.
Congrats to Vladimir Putin! His voter tampering has succeeded! (It's easy to vote the "right" way when you've got a gun pointed at your head). Just another day of democracy-in-action for good ol' Vlad.
I've been called bossy before and I am sure I will be called bossy again. I actually take it as a compliment.
As parents and educators, one of the most powerful things we can do is give our girls the opportunity to start asking questions around personal purpose, leadership and values earlier in life.
Censorship doesn't teach our children to be leaders, it teaches them that to blame and exclude is the answer... and exclusion is the opposite of what the Ban Bossy movement is supposed to be about.
We can campaign to ban the word bossy but the most important thing we need to do is to teach girls to be a Boss. We have to teach them to walk in their God given talents, skills and abilities. By doing this we are essentially highlighting skills that will make them productive citizens in our society.
I see it as my job as mom to help my girls be who they naturally are and to live out their lives, not those that "they" have prescribed are acceptable for her. I see it as part of my job as a media professional to help girls see positive images of themselves and to help young women become more of what they want to be.
Everyone agreed: "bossy" isn't a great word, and it is used more often to refer to girls. The girls disliked the word bossy more than the boys did, sure. But here's what's interesting: when we asked the first graders about the word "leader," they were more positive but not overwhelmingly so.
Where do these magical cookies come from?
Together with the Million Women Mentors, we are working to ensure that girls build the same skills and the same confidence in STEM as boys.
By nurturing and encouraging girls' early interest in STEM and making it fun for them, we can keep them engaged, help them perform better in school and ultimately, encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.