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Indy reacts to Sheryl Sandberg's viral #BanBossy campaign

What do you think of Sheryl Sandberg's campaign to ban the word "bossy"? The Facebook executive and "Lean In" author says the word is too often used as a negative put-down that discourages girls from pursuing leadership roles. See what many have said already on social media.


  1. Sandberg's campaign is resonating with many in Central Indiana.
  2. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Condoleezza Rice and Jane Lynch have already lined up behind the push.
  3. Ban Bossy — I'm Not Bossy. I'm the Boss.
  4. But is the #BanBossy movement ITSELF too pushy? Plenty of detractors have also posted their thoughts.
  5. For some who otherwise like the intent of the campaign, it's the "ban" in the #BanBossy campaign that's a sticking point. Many say the word's positive associations can be reclaimed, if we put our minds and mouths to it.
  6. Wherever you stand on #BanBossy, the campaign definitely has people talking!
  7. It's a truth universally acknowledged that any discussion of race, gender or class will bring out some negativity in social media. Which shows the kind of undercurrents of hostility, perhaps, that Sandberg is talking about. It's bugging more than a few people.
  8. But on a brighter note: Maybe all this chatter made you think of another "Bossy"!
  9. Kelis featuring Too $hort - Bossy