Earlier this month, Sheryl Sandberg, the billionaire COO of Facebook and author of the modern-day feminist manifesto Lean In, launched a new campaign aimed bridging the “confidence gap” between men and women by… banning the word ‘bossy'. After all, everyone knows the best way to boost someone’s self-esteem is to outlaw any language that could potentially be construed as hurtful.
According to BanBossy.com:
When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.
The group released an ‘empowering’ PSA featuring female powerhouses like Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jane Lynch. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan NASCAR champion Jimmy Johnson make cameos as well.
Glenn intended to play the audio of the video on radio this morning, but he only made it through about 20 seconds before he had enough.
“Shut up! Stop. We need to tell people to shut up,” Glenn joked. “That's what we need to do. Shut up.”
In today’s society, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that the real problem is not with girls but boys. Boys are no longer raised to be men as we once knew them. In fact, Glenn went so far as to call it a “crisis.”
“There is a crisis in this country not with women but with boys. The boys are being left behind. Boys are completely off-track now,” Glenn said. “You're gonna ban the word ‘bossy’? Shut up! I'm bringing back the words ‘shut up.’”
This whole campaign feels like it is stuck in a time warp, which is typical of progressive policy in general.
“You want to talk about a lack of progress, these guys are progressive. They're not living in the future. They're not even looking into the future,” Glenn explained. “They're looking back to 1965, when they were all 20 and burning their bras or smoking dope or marching against the war and discovering communism for the first time… They have been stuck in the 1960s. And I'm sick of them. I was sick of the hippies when I was a young kid. I'm really stick and done with them now.”
Glenn explained the struggle his own daughter went through in deciding whether or not to return to work after giving birth to her first child last fall. Instead of supporting a woman’s right to make the best decision for her family, ‘feminists’ like Sandberg pressure well educated, driven women to maintain a career outside the home.
Look who's 'bossy' now.
“My daughter who was working for me and had a huge future. She is one of the best editors. She's fantastic,” Glenn explained. “She's working for me… She loved working. Had no intention of staying at home. She was going to go back to work… She didn't need to. She wanted to. Okay, that's fine.”
“So what happened? She has a baby. Everybody is counting on her coming back to work… We've got all this stuff backing up waiting for her to come back to work. She looks at me and she says, ‘Dad, I don't want to go back to work,’” he continued. “And I said, ‘I'm so glad to hear you say that… But you seem conflicted on it.’ And she said, ‘Because society says I should go back to work.’ I said, ‘I can't believe my daughter is saying that. You're my daughter! Forget about society’… You want to talk about bossy? It's the feminist movement that is bossy.”
During her show on TheBlaze last Friday, Dana Loesch offered her opinion on the dangers of implementing such a campaign. Check out her 'bossy' monologue below: