Banning books has been going on since the start of the written word. A book doesn’t match your views or beliefs? BAN IT! I don’t agree with that. Parents can control what young children read, and adults should be able to decide for themselves.
Now a group of people want to ban a word. That word is “bossy”. They claim it is detrimental to girls’ development. Girls don’t want to take the lead, because they will be called “Bossy” and people won’t like them anymore.
Honestly? Are these people for real? What happened to teaching children, girls and boys alike, to BE THEMSELVES? That real friends will like you for who you are, not who you pretend to be, or hide behind. And how do you plan to enforce this ban? Are you going to start fining every person who says the word “bossy”?
With all the problems in this world, and all the mixed up messages we seem to be giving each other as it is, proposing to ban a word, IMO, is one of the STUPIDEST causes to espouse. Words have power, yes. Only the power you allow them to have. Instead of banning a word (or a book or movie or song) why not concentrate on teaching children how to deal with negativity? Teach them to lead without being unpleasant about it.
And while you’re at it? Get the hell over yourselves, because if you think you have the right to ban a word, then YOU are the one being a bossy tyrant.