Monday, March 17, 2014

Girl Scout campaign to ban the word "bossy"

IN THE NEWS: Supt. Marten The Girl Scouts are part of a new campaign to stop people from calling girls "bossy." They say the word discourages young girls from pursing future leadership roles, and some prominent local women are joining the effort. Led by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg and Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Ch├ívez, the goal is to get rid of a word they say promotes unequal treatment of boys and girls. Cindy Marten, superintendent of San Diego Unified Schools, was a Girl Scout through high school, and troop leader in college. "I think sometimes girls are afraid to stand up to what they believe in, afraid people will think, I'm too bossy," Marten told CBS News 8. Watch video»