WOMEN
03/11/2014 09:50 am ET

Ban Bossy? I Don't Think So. Be Bossier.

Invision for Parkwood Entertainment

I've been seeing "Ban Bossy" images all over social media today, and it bothers the fuck out of me.

The campaign was created to "encourage girls to lead," and is based on the premise that little girls are afraid of being leaders because they fear being cast negatively as bossy. I support the goal of eradicating the confidence gap that contributes to massive self-esteem issues for little girls, but I'm not convinced that banning the word bossy is the key to closing the gender gap. You know what might work? Being bossier.

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