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I Order You to Read the 6 Best Things Written About Banning Bossy

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Sheryl Sandberg, billionaire and chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., pauses during a panel session on day four of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25, 2014. Chris Ratcliffe—Bloomberg/Getty Images

Everyone's talking about banning 'bossy,' but here are the smartest takes we found

It’s been a good week for LeanIn.org’s Ban Bossy campaign — not only did Sheryl Sandberg get Beyonce to do her bidding, she also managed to get #BanBossy trending on Facebook and Twitter.

In the spirit of bossiness, we’re telling you to read the six best things written about Ban Bossy this week. Do it. Now.

From TIME:

Don’t Ban Bossy: Ban Bossiness by James Poniewozik

I Don’t Give a $*%& If You Call Me Bossy by Jessica Roy

From around the web:

The Problem With Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign by Ann Friedman, New York Magazine

Don’t ‘Ban Bossy,’ Sheryl Sandberg: Tell Us What to Do Next by Alexandra Petri, Washington Post

Even If ‘Bossy’ Could Be Banned, There Are Far Better Ways to Boost a Girl’s Self Esteem by Hadley Freeman

The Problem Isn’t the Word ‘Bossy’– It’s Leaders Who Abuse Their Power by Noah Berlatsky

I want the report on my desk in an hour.

And in case you missed it, here’s the Ban Bossy video that everyone missed while we were watching the Beyonce one. Watch it.

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