More Anti-Feminist Lunacy

On the Care and Feeding of Geeks

I can’t even dignify this by calling it feminist lunacy, although I know that’s how they perceive it. Erhm, the feminist part, not the lunacy part. They never see the lunacy part. Anyway.

There’s now a campaign to ban the word bossy, because calling little girls bossy supposedly inhibits them from developing leadership skills.

To which idea, I only have two comments.

1. Bossiness is not exclusive to little girls. I have tell GeekBaby to stop being bossy All. The. Time. When he is playing with other kids, “don’t be bossy, son” is practically every other phrase coming out of my mouth. Which leads to my second comment.

2. Being bossy is not a leadership skill. Being bossy is just ordering people to do what you want, and that isn’t leadership no matter who is doing it. If you think being called bossy quashes leadership in little girls, you’ve confused…

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