Banning the word “Bossy”

bbssyWow!  Just when you think you’ve heard it all, a new movement surfaces that continues to prove that there are too many people with too much time on their hands.

The newest thing is an attempt to ban the word, “Bossy” from the human vocabulary.  It appears a few crazyladies think that by not labeling bossy children it will prevent damaging their delicate psyche.  You know how delicate children have become in the last few decades.

The movement is a little short-sighted since a bossy little girl must be called something.  Bitch might  be a little worse than bossy.  A bossy child will still be bossy whether or not the word is used.  It is said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.  Well, you can call a skunk a kitten but it will not smell any better.

The problem is not in the labeling.  It is in the nurturing.  Where do little girls learn to be bossy?   Possibly….their bossy mother who tells the whole family what to do, when to do it and exactly how it should be done.  Not a good role model for those looking to protect their children from becoming bosses themselves.

Back in the day, it was the man’s job to be bossy.  This instilled the right image for the boys in the family who learned the qualities of leadership and became successful.  As the woman became the boss in the family the balance of power changed.  Now there’s nothing wrong with girls learning leadership but for some reason it is not as well accepted in today’s society.  Perhaps a holdover from the olden days.  Bossy girls only need to learn to tone it down and be more conscious of their actions.

The answer to this problem is to ban the practice, not the word.  These bossy women attempting to ban the word are barking up the wrong tree and need to observe their own actions in order to see the bigger picture.



One thought on “Banning the word “Bossy”

  1. Pam

    I don’t understand this at all! Why is it that the “word” has to be bad? Why can’t we teach our children that being “bossy” isn’t a bad thing. It just means that they are leaders. I think parents make things harmful by making such an issue of things that shouldn’t be. Our children are MOST influenced by us – their parents. What we teach them “bossy” means is what they will grow up believing it means. I think this campaign is absolutely ludicrous and clearly demonstrates how completely out of touch with reality our society is rapidly becoming!

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