Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo COO and author of the best-selling book Lean In, recently launched a campaign to ban the word bossy, which she argues sends the wrong message to little girls who assert themselves. She has support from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and mega-star Beyonce.
Is this a worthy endeavor to end a problematic word association that can lead to timidity in young women, or is it a misguided attempt at political correctness that fails to tackle the real issues that disempower women today?
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