13 March 2014

Banning Bossy

Interesting snippet in today's Advertiser. Should the term bossy be banned? Seems some high profile singers see this as being a term that inhibits girls and woman from becoming leaders. I've been thinking about this as I deal with young people all the time in my work, it's not a word I use very often. Is it true that girls and boys showing the same behaviour traits may be described as bossy or assertive depending on their sex? It will be interesting to see where this matter ends up? There have been plenty of descriptive adjectives and nouns that were perfectly acceptable in my youth that we now no longer use in the same context.

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