Movement underway to ban the word “Bossy”

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

A new movement is underway to prevent people from calling girls 'bossy.'

Those behind the campaign say a boy who asserts himself is often considered a leader while a girl is branded “bossy”.

Research by the Girl Scouts and LeanIn.org found that middle school girls are less interested in leadership roles because they fear being disliked.

The ban bossy campaign has a new website with facts and quotes by celebrities backing the movement.

For more information go to www.banbossy.com.

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