New Campaign to ‘Ban Bossy’ Asks Us to Rethink How We Teach Girls to Behave

How do the words we use to describe girls dictate their behavior and self-perceptions, as well as the perceptions others have of what their behavior means? These are important questions, because when our societal standards of behavior for girls doesn’t match what we expect from boys, we perpetuate the sexism that holds girls back from becoming leaders. This “Ban Bossy” video by BBDO New York and highlights the price we pay for discouraging girls from leading and calls on all of us to change the narrative. [via UpWorthy]