Is it possible that some mischievous conservative created the Ban Bossy campaign to lampoon liberal hypocrisy (as well as liberal preoccupations)? The new initiative claims that championing young women’s leadership begins with banning the word “bossy.” But while Diane Sawyer was calling it “the powerful movement to change one word,” entertainment TV aired the word “bitch” 50 times last week.
And then there’s Beyoncé. As the campaign launched last week, the singer signed on, and made headlines for announcing, “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” Possibly the boss of “bitch.” Beyoncé uses that other B-word nine times on her most recent, self-titled album released last December. Mostly, she uses it to tell other women they’ll never be as good as her. Take a look at her “***Flawless” lyrics for example: