Posts Tagged ‘Bossypants’

Celebrities Move To Outlaw Word Bossy Oy Fey

March 15, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book “Lean In,” has recruited a slew of celebrities to launch a national campaign to ban the word “bossy,” claiming it discourages girls from taking on leadership roles. “I think the word ‘bossy’ is just a squasher,” “Glee” star Jane Lynch says in a campaign PSA, while Beyonce states: “I’m not bossy… I’m the boss.” Actress Jennifer Garner asserts that “being labeled something matters,” and famed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg adds the kicker that we “should just ban the word ‘bossy’.”The campaign has its detractors however, many of who find it ironic that a community that routinely pushes for artistic freedom is instead urging censorship.

Banning bossy could put Tina Fey on the back shelf.