​You Don't Need to Ban 'Bossy' — You Need to Take Away Its Power

The last article on the #BanBossy Campaign, for today at least. 

[U]ltimately, 'Ban Bossy' is censorship with the best intentions, and what I think it disguises is the deeper, more insidious problems about gender in this country that can't be fixed with the nix of a word. Historically, words change when attitudes change....

Certainly, regardless of whether you think a ban is useful or pointless, having this conversation about bossy is a good thing, because it forces us to keep acknowledging that words have power, and to examine how we use them, and recognize the impact they can have over a lifetime. It draws attention to the bad rap women get when they attempt to lead. (Alas, I suppose 'Retire Bossy' isn't quite so snappy, nor is 'Please Use Bossy Correctly and Unilaterally.') But language reflects values and attitudes, and those are what must change here.

Source: http://jezebel.com/you-dont-need-to-ban-bo...