I think some people confuse being a boss with being a leader. It's in the delivery. I have a strong hunch that I would not want to work for any of the women who are in this ban-bossy farce. I think they protest the word because it actually does apply to them, and they don't like it. So they're still going to be bossy, but they don't want anyone calling them on it. Hey, when the government shut down and WWII veterans couldn't visit their memorial, the first lady's website remained functioning. Gotta hunch she may have been a bit bossy in getting that her way.