A lot of people are arguing that we ban the word “bossy” to describe girls who assert themselves. But maybe the word doesn't need to be banned at all. Perhaps — as feminist bell hooks has stated on Twitter — it needs to be reclaimed and embraced. I absolutely love what Nicki Minaj has to say below about being “bossed up” below, especially the line, “There’s no negative connotation behind ‘bossed up,’ but lots of negative connotation behind being a ‘bitch.’ ”
What do you think? Can you ban the word “bossy” and still be badass boss, or is it time we encourage girls to not give a damn about being called it?
Thanks to Tech Crunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis for showing me this ace Nicki Minaj video in her great Boss Up piece. Here is bell hooks' Twitter feed calling on people to recl... Read more