Should we ‘Ban Quirky’? Hilarious parody of ‘Ban Bossy’ stars some familiar faces

You’ve probably seen the “Ban Bossy” video that has been making the rounds over the past week. In the video, big names like Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce, and Condoleezza Rice, call for the end of the word ‘bossy’ because it discourages girls from asserting themselves at a young age. But is banning words really the way to encourage girls to take on leadership roles? Some of the team at TheBlaze didn’t think so, and they decided to create their own response to the viral video.

“There’s certainly no better way to teach empowerment to children than to them they’re not capable of being called one word once,” Stu said. “It’s just this weird line. And who thinks it’s a good idea to ban words?”

“Change the language, control the language, and win the argument. That is the progressive way. If you can’t win the argument with facts, change the language and then you win,” Glenn said.

  • Bonnie Somer

    shades of cass sunstein

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      ☗☗☗ ☗☗☗ ☗☗☗ ☗�☗☗ ☗☗☗Change the language, control the language, and win the argument. That is the progressive way.

      • BlueMN

        Like Beck defining words like “socialism,” “marxism,” or “Progressive” to mean pretty much anything he wants? You used to ‘keep it real” Karen, since your sister’s roomate came into money, you’ve changed.

  • landofaahs

    There would be another B word that would more appropriate. It rhymes with itch.

    • Jim Eldredge

      Let’s be frank, or maybe Larry, who ever–and admit that banning bossy is a prelude to someone running for high office in, oh, say 2016, who people just might say is a bit, um, bossy. We would not want to name names but the initials are HR-C, who some, uninformed people, have in the past said might be just a little, well, bossy, to be kind.

      • Anonymous

        They are laying the grounds for “the sexist hunt”.

  • landofaahs

    I once had a cow named Bossy. Not to be confused with her sister Bessy…Oh, I almost forgot to mention the other sister named Busty.

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  • Connor

    Ban the word the as well because it is high on itself.

  • texastruthtweet

    LOL! Love that video! Great job,guys!

  • Sam Oiocha

    Although inseparable from liberty, the self-reliance and responsibility required to prosper in a free country can be sources of discontent.

  • Republitards suck

    I find this is as funny as a lobster pinching at my balls.

    • Guardian

      What balls?

  • Anonymous

    All my favs so it has to be good!!!! Ban QUIRKY.

  • suz

    alright alright alright!

  • Anonymous

    Webster’s will continue to define words and keep usage legit.

  • Anonymous

    The people who want to ban the word “bossy” are right. It’s a case of gender words. When guys tell people how to do something people say he “takes charge”. When girls do the same thing(even when they own businesses)people say she is “bossy”. This parody ad trying to ban the word “quirky” misses the entire point.

    • Stephen OConner

      I have seen many guys being called bossy. It is just a word and if you want to make it in this world you shouldn’t let others have that much control over you. As soon as anyone, Male or Female, makes management at least one person is going to start calling them something. Just the way it is. They are jealous and talk behind their backs.

    • Flex Rockhard

      No, fawn, YOU miss the point. Banning words? Really? THAT’S the point, but you’re too quickly trying to be offended by something that you see right past the elephant in the room. People like you are always trying to tell the rest of us to be nicer when, in fact, you are so ignorant that you can’t even see beyond your own hubris. Not to mention the fact that you go after a word like bossy when there are SOOOOO many other words that are strictly anti-woman that you leave alone…but, I guess, that would prohibit you from using them to describe the Conservative women you don’t like.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I’m not offended by the word “bossy”. I was just commenting. But plenty of people are, though who shouldn’t have that reputation.

  • Deckard426

    The fems want to be the boss, and boss people around, but not be called bossy.

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