On Banning Bossy

So, I was thinking about yesterday’s post and, honestly, that’s what I really think Ban Bossy is all about too. It is not about a word, but a connotation. It’s about not letting kids ridicule each other into silence, whether it’s the potential ridicule of being called bossy or the bossy nature of any gendered child that may be stepping on the other kids. Actual bossiness may be molded into leadership and authority and not just ridiculed into silence.

 

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2 thoughts on “On Banning Bossy

  1. Agreed, Heather! I get annoyed when I hear people bagging on the Ban Bossy campaign saying “why should we ban a word, Sheryl Sandberg is out of touch” … It is not about literally banning the word Bossy – it’s about acknowledging the impact that these words have on little girls and being aware of how we reward boys and shame girls for the same actions 🙂

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