I’m sure you’ve heard about the “Ban Bossy” campaign started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and championed by women like Condoleeza Rice and Beyonce Knowles. They want people to stop using the word “bossy,” specifically when talking to or about girls. I think it’s pretty stupid to try to ban a word. I was called “bossy” a few times when I was younger and it didn’t scar me for life. Sometimes I tell my sons not to be bossy when they’re bossing each other around. I don’t know if calling boys bossy is still allowed, nor do I care.
So, why start a national campaign?
Sandberg worked as former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers‘ chief of staff under PresidentBill Clinton during his second term and maxed out in personal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton in 2007 and 2008. She also donates almost exclusively to female Democratic candidates.
Hmmm. Interesting. And Hillary Clinton was called “bossy” during the 2008 campaign. And Democrats have this “war on women” nonsense they want to revive. So maybe we should have a counter-campaign called “Not Bossy, Just Wrong.”