'Bossy' not the only word that needs banning

By Judith Ireland
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:44pm, first published March 15 2014 - 3:00am

After writing a wildly successful book telling women to ''lean in'' with their careers, Sheryl Sandberg now has a different instruction for the world: ''ban bossy''. The Facebook executive has talked before about the time she ran for class vice-president in junior high school: a teacher pulled her best friend aside and warned her not to do the same, because ''nobody likes a bossy girl''. While men are seen as ''strong'' for asserting themselves, women who do the same are ''bossy''.

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