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Why the “Ban Bossy” Campaign Doesn’t Matter to Women of Color | xoJane

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more white ignorance? hmm.  

Actually, this is surprising to me:

Growing up within the Latino/a community, I never saw bossy as a negative trait. My female role models have always been proud and loud in their “bossiness:” my loud-mouthed tia, music diva Kelis who boldly proclaims her “bossiness,” and Argentine heroine Evita who wielded a great deal of influence during a time when women were not expected to be involved in political affairs. As a young girl, I could only hope to be that “bossy” someday. The negative undertones of “bossiness” are more applicable to white women’s experiences in schools and communities.

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