Beyonce and Jennifer Garner are asking a favor of us all -- and when Beyonce and Jennifer Garner ask us to do something, we do it! (Especially, when it concerns the welfare of our daughters.)
The two superstars are asking us to stop using the word "bossy" when referring to girls and women. And as for me, a bossy lady who is a mother of a bossy girl, I can not agree with this movement more. The inspiration behind the "Ban Bossy" campaign is Sheryl Sandberg, the author of Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. It's been a personal battle for Sheryl Sandberg, a strong and successful woman who was called bossy as a child, and she's right to assume that "bossy" is a word that can crush a girl's instinct to lead. Ms. Sandberg claims that it is the other "B-word."
"This has become a very negative experience for girls. If you look at my childhood, if you look at the childhood of most of the leaders we talked to, they lived through being told they were bossy," Sandberg said to NPR.Read More »from Let’s All Join Beyonce and Jennifer Garner in Banning the Word “Bossy”