#banbossy

Lean In, an organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg to encourage the empowerment of women, has partnered with the Girl Scouts of America and over a dozen other partners in a campaign to “ban ‘bossy.’” The campaign suggests that assertive young girls are labeled as “bossy,” while boys with the same qualities are considered leaders, and that the negative title makes females less interested in leadership roles. #banbossy, which is now trending across social media, has the support of many celebrities and media outlets, but has been criticized by others as a failure to teach children, specifically girls, how to ignore hurtful name calling. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people in New York what they think of the campaign.

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Official website for Ban Bossy: http://banbossy.com

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