Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to ban the word “bossy” has its merits, but it leaves something to be desired. Here’s what it’s missing.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and the godmother of “,” has launched a female empowerment initiative that includes calling for the banning of the word “” and encouraging the world to refer to girls as “feminist” or displaying “executive leadership skills.” She has garnered the support of organizations including the Girl Scouts of America and powerhouse entertainer Beyonce.
Though I respect Sandberg’s intentions, as well as her exemplary leadership and strides in advocating for career, equality and leadership advances for women, I think this particular campaign is a bit presumptuous, taking focus off a larger, more pressing issue, especially for young minority females.
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