User:Spriggina/drafts/Ban Bossy campaign

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
We control what
you think with

Language
Icon language.svg
Said and done
Jargon, buzzwords, slogans

Ban Bossy is a campaign to either ban the word bossy, discourage its use, or reclaim it.[1] It has been endorsed by various celebrities[2] and politicians.

The argument[edit]

Members of the Ban Bossy campaign argue that using the term "bossy" harms women and girls by putting them down for standing up for themselves, as opposed to the word meaning somebody being overly authoritarian.[1][3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/dont-ban-bossy
  2. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/10/ban-bossy-sheryl-sandberg-beyonce-gardner/6262309/
  3. http://time.com/27200/dad-why-im-going-to-keep-calling-my-daughter-bossy/