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March 11, 2014 - 9:42 am

You see, this is why you can’t give word banner an inch on anything. Agree to ban one word, for whatever justified or noble reason, and they just move on to ban another one, and another one. It’s always about staying on offense and putting others on defense.

About being bullying and bossy, in other words.

When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.

Yeah. This is ridiculous. It’s boys who are falling behind in school as girls are favored these days. It’s the Boy Scouts who have been bossed and bullied by the left for years, while the Girl Scouts sell their cookies everywhere and slyly link up with Planned Parenthood. It’s men who are portrayed as bumbling idiots in most media these days, while women tend to get treated with respect.

They’re trying to ban a word, and therefore a thought. And they’re off the mark. The actual word for what they’re describing is “bitchy.” But they can’t very well have a bunch of little girls adorn a website splashed with that word, so they chose a word that hardly anyone uses much anyway.

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See their problem?

The point of this senseless bullying is just to cause a stir and divide people and make another unoriginal video ad using cuts of famous people saying the same tired crappy phrases and all that, for the cause, whatever that happens to be. On less charitable days this kind of thing strikes me as a mild form of thought terrorism. You just never know what’s going to become a verboten word or idea next. One always must be on one’s guard, lest yesterday’s innocuous word gets you pilloried and cast out where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

I’m tired of bossy bullies like the Ban Bossy crowd. Just tired of it. I hope it comes off as a bit bossy when I tell them to shut up.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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BOSSY is the latest Feminist campaign.

Feminism is not about promoting women. It is about disabling men and boys. Thus, Feminism is gender hate culture.

Ban gender hate. Ban Feminism. Seriously.
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Bossy? Did someone say Bossy?

http://www.bossythecow.com/Bossy%20In%202004.jpg

ROTFLMAO. times 10.
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Here are a couple of words that should be banned. Sexism, Racism, white privilege. Bossy is the lowest on the list of damaging accusations.
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P/ C is Cultural Marxism.....Fight it on the land, fight it on the beaches, fight it on the seas and in the neighborhoods and on the air and on blogs twitter and social media....Never, ever, ever never give up fighting this fascism wherever it rears it's ugly head
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they hate bossy as they tread over your rights to free speech
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... because good leaders are BOSSY.

And if, like Feminists (and most women) you can't be BOSSY, you can't be a good leader.
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So let me get this straight. The president exhorts his followers to "get in their faces," and then there's this "ban bossy" campaign. Which suggestion do we follow? Please, somebody - be a boss and tell me what to do!
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BOSSY is the latest Feminist campaign.

Feminism is not about promoting women. It is about disabling men and boys. Thus, Feminism is gender hate culture.

Ban gender hate. Ban Feminism. Seriously.
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Bravo!
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feminism is an antichrist spirit that hates masculine men and feminine women
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Being a leader is to inspire others by word and example, to buy into the project the leader is endorsing and to provide their own creativity and initiate to support it........

Being a 'boss' in the common vernacular is getting into people's faces and busting their hump. 'Bosses' cajole, browbeat and generally wear down people to acquiesce to the boss's plan as the path of least resistance....

We have these two different words for a reason. If you've been pampered and told you were special and gifted from the moment you can walk unassisted - you might not be able to tell the difference....'>>......
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Wouldn't banning Y chromosomes be much more to the point?
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Bossy people should be called thugs.
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Howdy Bill
I said something like that at Insty's page.
Boys and girls alike should have the chance to be leaders and to be assertive. Boys and girls alike need to understand how to act with due respect for the rights and feelings of others. It's both a moral commitment and a practical good to have support rather than obedience, to be respected rather than feared in most human activities.
Bossiness is not a female trait nor a feminist issue. As a pejorative, it can apply to men and women, boys and girls, and is often an ugly trait.
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