The thought behind it is when men are in charge it is a positive thing, when women do it, they're called bossy. Makes sense so far.
Getting support from Jennifer Garner, Beyoncé, Victoria Beckham, Diane von Furstenberg and started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her Lean In foundation - the women want the word bossy to be banned.
We'll let them explain...
"Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up," explains Sandberg on her website. "By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys - a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead."
While we all get and applaud the message, people on Twitter are not sold on the campaign:
So we campaign to ban "bossy" from being used on women then what?! Does that reduce rape incidents or put more women in political positions?— Olori Petite (@Dotbabe) March 12, 2014
Ban bossy? When women whine about being called bossy, it's plays into the victim culture, which is a terrible stance for females.— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) March 11, 2014
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@Beardyeyes The word bossy is another part of the argument, I don't think we should ban the word but its the symptom of a wider issue— CharlieDickDastardly (@charlie_cat_esq) March 12, 2014
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