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"Ban Bossy" Campaign Seeks To Empower Girls To Lead


Sheryl Sandberg - the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" - is helping to kickoff a campaign to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles.

According to the "Ban Bossy" web site, between elementary and high school, girls'
self–esteem drops 3.5 times more than boys'. 

The campaign suggests that when a little boy asserts himself, he's called a "leader." Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded "bossy." 

Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood.

Together, the campaign asserts, we can encourage girls to lead.

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