Sheryl Sandberg is so tired of the word "bossy" that she's launching a campaign against it called the Ban Bossy Project. Sandberg calls it "the other B-word," and says it discourages girls from thinking of themselves in positions of leadership. But is it so much the word "bossy," or the way we teach young girls to think about themselves and their roles as leaders and empowerment? Joining The Takeaway to weigh in are Sarah Burningham, a children's book author, and Micki Maynard, contributor to Forbes.com and the former Detroit bureau chief for our partner The New York Times. What do you think? Vote in our survey here.
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