Clinton Donor Behind ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign


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.

But here we are, out of the blue this campaign to change the language pops up and we’re all supposed to embrace it. So, what’s the motivation behind it? The Washington Examiner has a few clues.

So, why start a national campaign?

For starters, Sandberg is an ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

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.

In 2012, Sandberg posted a video on her personal Facebook page of Meryl Streep’s tribute to Clinton, calling it “amazing.”

In 2013, Sandberg and Clinton hosted a gala for Women for Women International. Sandberg presented Clinton with the “Champion of Peace” award at the event.

Also in 2013, Sandberg said she hopes Clinton runs for president again in 2016, believing that Clinton’s 2008 “likeability” was tied too closely to her appearance.(Read More)

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.”