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It’s Sexist to Call a Girl Bossy, Even If She’s Pushy, Arrogant, and Bossy

11th March 2014

Matt Walsh rings the Bullshit gong.

Sheryl Sandberg, a Facebook executive, has partnered with the likes of the Girl Scouts, Condoleezza Rice, Beyoncé, Jennifer Gardner, and Google to promote the “Ban Bossy” campaign. Calling it the new “B-word,” Ms. Sandberg claims that women — especially young girls — are typically dismissed as “bossy” when they attempt to take charge and assert themselves, whereas men and boys are praised as leaders.

She says that “bossy” has a specifically female connotation, and the word is partly responsible for holding women back and making them feel timid and self-conscience.

Now, as much as I appreciate Ms. Sandberg, Beyoncé, and the Girl Scouts chiming in to tell us all what we mean when we say things (kind of bossy of them, actually), I still prefer to consult the dictionary on these matters.

2 Responses to “It’s Sexist to Call a Girl Bossy, Even If She’s Pushy, Arrogant, and Bossy”

  1. RealRick Says:

    I’ve never heard a woman referred to as “bossy”. Ever.

    “Bitch”, yes. “Barracuda”, yes. “Ball-breaker”, yes.

    “Bossy”, no.

  2. Jay Says:

    “Bossy” applied to a woman? I can’t remember hearing it. But applied to the alpha-girl in a group of pre-teen and barely teen girls? Often.