Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bossy Girls

Sheryl Sandberg's editorial in the Wall St. J, Bossy, The Other B Word and NPR's follow up Sheryl Sandberg: The Word Bossy Should be Banned ask, how many women now in leadership positions were once called bossy?  (Yep, my hand is raised).  Sanberg argues this is devastating to silence confident young girls and women with the slap of the bossy label.  If they were boys, we'd call them assertive, and leadership material.   

It's a thing now... the Ban Bossy Campaign including the Girl Scouts, Beyonce, and Condolezza Rice.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/03/bossy-girls.html

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