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Have you ever been called bossy? How did it make you feel? Is it a negative thing or no big deal?

March11
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Prior to showing the video below, I asked my single-gender, female seventh grade students to respond to the questions posted. After hearing their comments, I showed the clip below, assessed how it may have changed their perceptions, and elaborated a bit more about the person behind the campaign, Sheryl Sandberg. Is this a conversation that you think we need to have? Will you join in? We would like to know what you think and how your own gender and experience influences your opinion.

For more information on the campaign, visit http://banbossy.com/


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“Have you ever been called bossy? How did it make you feel? Is it a negative thing or no big deal?”

  1. March 11th, 2014 at 1:16 PM      Reply Jakeria Says:

    Bossy does not offend me at all. I have been called bossy plenty of times and it doesn’t phase me. To me it’s unnecessary and irrelevant .


  2. March 11th, 2014 at 1:18 PM      Reply jada Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy before by a lot of people. It really doesn’t make me feel some type of way I really could care less. To me it is no big deal to me because I know truly I can be kind of bossy but to certain people. My mom calls me bossy and my sisters do to but they love me so I know they don’t mean it.


  3. March 11th, 2014 at 1:19 PM      Reply Ashanti Says:

    I haven’t been called bossy what if I was called bossy it wouldn’t phase me because that is there opinion and if I was why does it concern you it wouldn’t matter to me because it don’t matter to me.


  4. March 11th, 2014 at 1:23 PM      Reply tamesha Says:

    I always be getting called bossy me, but it don’t mean anything to me I guess because there just words and it cant affect me. I don’t think it’s a big deal but the word isn’t that nice its just people don’t know how to take little things in a little manner


  5. March 11th, 2014 at 1:24 PM      Reply Natasha Says:

    The whole thing is not serious because its someone opinion. Why should it be ban its not a bad word. Everybody feel they own way about things. But to me its really not a big deal period. It means some that’s not bad.


  6. March 11th, 2014 at 1:25 PM      Reply Lila Says:

    To be honest, I’ve never been called bossy. I really think it’s a dumb word. Bossy just means that you like to tell people what to do. There’s nothing wrong with that! We’re all bossy, just in our own ways.


  7. March 11th, 2014 at 1:27 PM      Reply zoriah Says:

    Well I think bossy shouldn”t be baned its really not a big deal I have been called bossy alot of times it dont really matter to me it shouldn’t matter to no one any way iwords should not hurt be to some people it do


  8. March 11th, 2014 at 1:29 PM      Reply Tiffany Says:

    I have never been bossy or Called bossy. To me it’s not really A big deal.


  9. March 11th, 2014 at 1:32 PM      Reply rakaya Says:

    Its no big deal to me because i no im not bossy but at times when i am helping my little brother with his work he say im bossy and it makesa me feel sad dor him .


  10. March 11th, 2014 at 1:32 PM      Reply Destiny Says:

    Yes I think it is a bad thing because it makes me feel like a bad person and that’s not me. I feel that I am a leader.


  11. March 11th, 2014 at 1:37 PM      Reply miya Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy before, and it make me feel bossy because I know that I am not bossy. It’s really not a big deal to me, but once I ssaw this video I felt that it would make a big difference if you banned the word bossy.


  12. March 11th, 2014 at 2:13 PM      Reply ashley Says:

    No I never been called bossy before because I don’t run any one but me. Also it really not a big deal if someone call me bossy, because I am me for a reason.


  13. March 11th, 2014 at 2:20 PM      Reply India Says:

    Yes I have been told I’m bossy I even had a shirt that said it. I guess I was born that way because when I was little I had the big kids doing what I told them to do. I just like being the boss that’s how I am. I really don’t care when people call me bossy because I know what I am. To me its really not a big deal because I have been told a lot that I was bossy.


  14. March 11th, 2014 at 2:23 PM      Reply nyasia Says:

    I have not ever been called bossy be for but if I have I will mad because I will not want nobody to call me bossy cause I could lose me friend’s I matters cause people would not talk or be friend’s with you it is a big idea to me p.s never be bossy to any one.


  15. March 11th, 2014 at 2:25 PM      Reply Sernesha Burston Says:

    I think, that it is a good idea to band the word bossy.
    Some people have low-selfasteem just because of the words people call them.
    I myself have low-self asteem.Your tongue is a powerful source.
    WORDS CAN BREAK PEOPLE
    JUST LIKE IT DID ME. IT WILL BREAK YOU DOWN SO BAD YOU WOULD WANNA LIVE. Alwaysss be a leader because being a follower can mess your life up. Dont play MONKEY SEE,MONKEY DO
    Make it in life and do you
    BE HAPPY TO BE YOU & YOU ONLY

    <3
    KEEP YO HEAD UP

    THANKSSS FOR BANDING THE WORD BOSSSYYYY
    OTHER WORDS NEED TO BE BAND TOO..!!!

    ALL GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL..!! <3


  16. March 11th, 2014 at 2:25 PM      Reply Tayeshia Says:

    I was never called bossy, but if I was it would hurt my feeling and make me feel embarrassed to know how someone feel about me. It is a big deal because your doing something your way instead of how everybody want to do it too.


  17. March 11th, 2014 at 2:30 PM      Reply Taniyha Vasquez Says:

    No I haven’t been call bossy. I don’t know how it feel cause I was never call bossy. It’s not a big deal for me cause it is what it is.


  18. March 11th, 2014 at 2:32 PM      Reply katrina Says:

    I have not been called bossy; if someone called be bossy I will feel sad for that person and me, it is a bad thing because it tell you about yourself and others think of you.


  19. March 11th, 2014 at 2:33 PM      Reply Taylor Says:

    Yes, I’ve been called bossy before. But I don’t know why I’ve been called that when that person called me bossy I felt considered because I actually don’t know why I’m bossy. Also, if someone called me bossy it’s really not a big deal to me because I won’t take as a bad thing.


  20. March 11th, 2014 at 2:37 PM      Reply Alexis C Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy, but i don’t care because its just a statement and it doesn’t matter to me. They call it the “B” but I think its wrong judgemenet.


  21. March 11th, 2014 at 2:40 PM      Reply jermyia Says:

    No I have never been called bossy in my life. I don’t feel any type of way. It’s not a big deal because I have never been called that. Its also not a bad thing to be called bossy because that’s just who you are insdie. You shouldn’t be mad because someone called you if that’s who you are. That’s your personality and you should embrace it with ever chance you get.


  22. March 11th, 2014 at 2:43 PM      Reply teiarra s Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy, and I really didn’t care. When my cousin said it, it really wasn’t a bad thing to me. It is a good thing. It just means I’m a leader, and I can think for myself .


  23. March 11th, 2014 at 2:48 PM      Reply Keiara Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy once before by my siblings. It made me feel kind of upset. I felt upset because my own siblings called me bossy and they feel the should listen to me because they think I’m bossy. It’s really not a big deal, but at the end of the day, that’s a bad thing because my sisters and brothers think I’m the boss of them, and it shouldn’t be that way.


  24. March 11th, 2014 at 3:00 PM      Reply kenya rice Says:

    Yes, I’ve been called bossy, and it made me feel weird at that moment. However, it’s no big deal because that’s just my personality or the way I just act .


  25. March 11th, 2014 at 3:01 PM      Reply Miracle Nelson Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy. To me it made me feel kind of sad and at the same time slick happy. It’s not a big deal to me because I no sometimes I can be more than bossy.


  26. March 11th, 2014 at 3:01 PM      Reply Daisha Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy, not in public but at home. My sister always calls me stuff. When she called me bossy, it made me fell like I had a lot of power. I don’t think this really meant much coming from my little sister.


  27. March 11th, 2014 at 3:06 PM      Reply Aerielle Says:

    I’ve been called bossy. It didn’t really make me feel anyway, and to me it’s no big deal because it’s just me and I can act like that sometimes.


  28. March 11th, 2014 at 3:06 PM      Reply Nichelle Sadler Says:

    I have been called bossy because I like for thing to go my way and only my way. It really didn’t make me feel any type of way because I know I am bossy. Also it’s not a big deal.


  29. March 11th, 2014 at 3:07 PM      Reply Darnecia Dixon Says:

    Yes, and it made me feel as if I was the boss. Also it really isn’t a big deal.


  30. March 11th, 2014 at 3:07 PM      Reply Tremia Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy. How did it make you feel? I really didn’t care or pay no mind to it. It no big deal because that what they think; somebody else might think something else. I ready don’t care what somebody thinks or says about me. That is why I didn’t pay it any attention.


  31. March 11th, 2014 at 3:40 PM      Reply Tamya Says:

    I have been called bossy before and it made me feel ruling and overpowering. It’s a bad thing because bossy can lead to conflicts and problems.


  32. March 11th, 2014 at 3:40 PM      Reply Antonia Williams Says:

    Yes, but that’s only because I was trying to tell my little cousins to sit down somewhere when they were being bad. I felt like, oh well somebody will say the same thing to them someday. It’s really no big deal because you got to be pushy when necessary.


  33. March 11th, 2014 at 3:44 PM      Reply Jameya Says:

    No, I have not been called bossy and to me it is not a big deal unless you are really controlling something the way you want it to be controlled.


  34. March 11th, 2014 at 3:52 PM      Reply Natasha Ellis Says:

    No, I have not been called bossy , and even if I was called bossy I would see it as not a big deal because I know that if I were bossy it would mean I care. But I can be seen as a big problem because people are impatient, over dramatic, and obnoxious.


  35. March 11th, 2014 at 3:55 PM      Reply Sincere Says:

    Yes, I have been called bossy. I was ok with the situation. It was this one time I was tutoring an elementary girl and someone walked up to us and said, “Why you are being so bossy to that girl?” I said, “It’s not being bossy when you are trying to get something done and help for a good cause.” It was not a big deal to me before I watched the video about being bossy. Now I think that being called bossy is offensive directly towards women.


  36. March 11th, 2014 at 3:56 PM      Reply Nylah Everson Says:

    I have been called bossy. It made me feel like I was in charge. It doesn’t really matter what I am called. I am just focused on my work and life.


  37. March 11th, 2014 at 4:06 PM      Reply Chardonnae Says:

    I have been called bossy countless of times. I like feeling in control because I feel as if I’m right most of the time and I know everything about anything. I think it’s a curse and a blessing, because I can take control of things when something goes wrong and some people don’t like being told what to do and they catch an atitude. I dont think it’s a big deal because you need someone to take control, right?


  38. March 12th, 2014 at 10:05 AM      Reply mashilyn Says:

    No I haven’t been called bossy and if someone did it wouldn’t be a big deal.


  39. March 12th, 2014 at 10:14 AM      Reply Asha Says:

    Yes I’ve been called bossy my thing is that I don’t like being bossy because I like to see everyone have fun and plus I like giving everone a chance to do what they want to do.


  40. March 14th, 2014 at 10:18 AM      Reply genesis Says:

    I have been called bossy but I don’t feed into it. I don’t think its positive but I believe that some people need a leader in their life. Some girls don’t feel comfortable being the leader because they feel that they will not be equal to their friends anymore. Living in a word that judge everything you do may affect the way you act.


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