The Prog Thought Police Are At It Again!

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Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up:

Sheryl Sandberg Launches ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes.

Sandberg — the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book “Lean In” — is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word “bossy,” arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles.

“We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead,” Sandberg said, “and if you ask girls why they don’t want to lead, whether it’s the school project all the way on to running for office, they don’t want to be called bossy, and they don’t want to be disliked.”

Sandberg said these attitudes begin early and continue into adulthood.

“We call girls bossy on the playground,” Sandberg said. “We call them too aggressive or other B-words in the workplace. They’re bossy as little girls, and then they’re aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women.”


I am all for encouraging girls to assert themselves and take leadership roles. But this is something insidious – it’s thought control. That is what the whole Politically Correct movement has been about, controlling people by controlling language.

If they want to ban a word, ban “bitch”. Or better yet, own it. Words only have the power to hurt you if you let them. I know for a fact that Sarah Palin has been called way worse things than bossy, but she never let that stop her.

Of course Progs and feminists would never consider Sarah to be a good role model for young women and girls. She’s too bossy.


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65 Responses to The Prog Thought Police Are At It Again!

  1. lyn says:

    The rabbit hole is getting stinky.

  2. The Klown says:
  3. SHV says:

    Progs keep things “interesting”.

    “In endorsing a bill in the California legislature that would require “affirmative consent” before sex can occur on campus, the editorial boards of the Sacramento and Fresno Bee and the Daily Californian advocated that sex be treated as “sexual assault” unless the participants discuss it “out loud” before sex, and “demonstrate they obtained verbal ‘affirmative consent’ before engaging in sexual activity.”Progs keep things “interesting”.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/03/california-seeks-to-redefine-consensual-campus-sex-as-rape/

    • The Klown says:

      I always make them beg for it and then I record it on video in case I need evidence later. It just looks like a homemade porn collection.

    • 49erDweet says:

      They have no inkling a law such as this restricted to campuses implies the delicate flowers enrolled therein are pretty much socially inept, do they? Or are they?

  4. swanspirit says:

    Bloody idiot . WTF is wrong with these peoples brains? Yes , by all means let’s start banning words , then books, then movies , then Facebook . oops .

  5. helenk3 says:

    but but progressives can not be intolerant, they are for things not against things aren’t they?????

    remember when your kids were little and they learned every bad word and could say it perfectly and heard all the things you whispered but not when you called them out loud.
    with this bunch in charge the little kids will be learning a lot of new words

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  10. Lulu says:

    I went to one of my daughter’s theater practices when she was in high school. She was the director. I said to her theater teacher “She seems kind of mean and bossy.” The teacher said “Isn’t she wonderful.” Bossy girls and women are great. They get shit done.

    • 49erDweet says:

      My best boss ever was a woman. And was she ever bossy! She taught all of us on her staff how to be bossy. Later, when we became successful bosses, we did so by emulating her. We didn’t know this was evil. Forgive us!

      • Lulu says:

        My best doctor ever was the bossiest human being I have ever met. I still love her. She kept me alive, out of the hospital, and I recovered. I called her Field Marshall and she liked it.

        • leslie says:

          Same with my doctor. I called her Attila. And she liked it as well.
          I am alive because of her. I wish she were still my doctor. She left several years ago. My relationship with my current doctor is not as strong. But then, neither is she.

  11. The Klown says:

    John Sexton:

    Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein’s novel of interplanetary war with a species of bugs has a recurring line in which every newscast ends with a question “Would you like to know more?” It’s repeated enough in the book that even the 1997 film adaptation, which was highly critical of the book in some ways, maintained it.

    I have read that book many times and I don’t recall that line appearing at all.

  12. helenk3 says:

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/03/09/photos-pilot-skydiver-crash-mid-air-florida-no-serious-injuries

    never underestimate the “old guys” they still think and act quickly when needed

  13. gxm17 says:

    “That is what the whole Politically Correct movement has been about, controlling people by controlling language.”

    You realize that you’re arguing their point here. All cultures use language to control people. I don’t see any problem with a campaign that tells girls it’s okay to be bossy.

    And, FTR, I like Sarah Palin.

    The bossiest person in my household is my five-year old grandson. He’s a little drill sergeant. You should hear him and his six-year old (girl) cousin go head to head trying to out-boss each other. The decibel level is intolerable.

    • 1539days says:

      The difference is that instead of saying “be bossy” to girls, they just want to ban the word bossy because it has some kind of negative connotation.

  14. 1539days says:

    Sheryl Sandberg may or may not be bossy, but she is certainly following in the footsteps of the thought police in history trying to infringe human intellect because it won’t go where she wants.

    Remember the famous “bitches get stuff done” speech Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gave in support of Hillary Clinton in 2008? That faded quickly, replaced a “Sarah Palin is a dumb bitch” character by Fey herself.

  15. Mt.Laurel says:

    When did bossy become a bad word?
    When did bossy become gender specific?
    When did the Girl Scouts lose their direction and leadership become just another political pawn?

    On another note, I think MO should just change her name to BanBan Obama. They she can have the same initials as the one she calls a stinky hubby and the dog.

  16. helenk3 says:

    try getting rr engineer ( who really believe they are GOD) and conductors who think they are to go to work when called or listen to a female train dispatcher or supervisor without being ” bossy” let me know how far you get.
    You can be polite, decisive and firm but you better be “bossy” along with it to get the job done

  17. wmcb says:

    Was thinking the other day about my stance on war. Here’s my stance: If it’s important enough to go to war over, then it’s important enough to GO TO FECKING WAR over. That means no mercy, no holding back, liberal rules of engagement, and if whole cities get leveled, it’s sad, but so be it. Because it was necessary.

    If it’s not important enough that we are comfortable doing that? If it’s not important enough that WINNING is the absolute goal and existential requirement? Then it’s not really important enough to go to war over.

    I’m an all or nothing person when it comes to war. It’s either really THAT important, that it’s worth making the horrible choices, or it’s not that important. Choose.

    • helenk3 says:

      the American government has not been interested in “winning” any war since WW2.
      When is the last time they have used the word “war”. If you use that word you are supposed to win

      • 49erDweet says:

        Korean war maybe not that way. But restricted too much because we had to avoid being in Chinese airspace or damaging much of South Korea. Otherwise we pretty well shredded them.

      • Mary says:

        War on Poverty, War on Women, yada yada yada.

        Only used nowadays to win elections. It’s silly.

  18. wmcb says:

    THIS. And you could apply this sentiment to any and every “identity group.”

    • elliesmom says:

      There’s a difference between being “bossy” and being the “boss”. A good boss makes people want to work for him or her, usually by being a good leader, “Bossy” people seldom get people to want to follow them. I think it’s ridiculous to try to ban the word. We need it so we can teach little girls how not to be bossy, but to be good leaders instead.

      • John Denney says:

        Exactly. I have an early 1940’s book, “Command At Sea”, written by a naval officer to all the new officer being minted for the war. Nowhere in the section on “leadership” does it mention being bossy.
        A commanding officer must give orders, but that is not his sole job. A HUGE part of leadership is publicly commending those who do well, and privately correcting those who error. To do all this, the commanding officer must always be aware of the current status, determined by subordinate officer reports, drills, and personal observations.

        Leonardo DaVinci’s advice seems apropos – “Look a lot; paint a little.”

  19. wmcb says:

    The avatar here cracked me the hell up.

  20. westcoaster says:

    I just saw this today(posted in 2013) about Penny Pritzker’s past and connection to Obama:
    http://www.gregpalast.com/billionaire-bankster-breaks-into-obamas-cabinet/

  21. The Klown says:
    • helenk3 says:

      he needs a lot of help. His dad needs a swift kick in the butt. once you become a parent , you lose the right to be an asshole

      • 49erDweet says:

        The attorney conducting the deposition certainly sounds as if he is not too experienced in interviewing recalcitrant witnesses. Whenever I’ve been involved in them and the witness gets wise, a comment is immediately read into the record the witness “refuses to answer”. Each time. Once that document is inserted in the court record the witnesses case pretty well dissolves.

  22. 49erDweet says:

    OT. Don Surber’s moneyquote for today: “If Neville Chamberlain had a son, he would look like Barack Obama”.

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  24. helenk3 says:

    watching the English version of House of Cards. I watched both seasons of the American version.

    so far they both are good

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