Bossy vs Nasty

I’m just a little confused. A couple of years ago, Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook created a movement called “Ban Bossy”. It suggested that young girls should not be called Bossy. At that time, I wrote a blog saying that I did not agree with the negative interpretation of the word bossy.

Some of you may remember that my cousin “squealed” on me and told my Mother that everyone at school thought I was bossy. Of course I had a perfectly reasonable explanation. At only 8 years old, I shared with my Mother that I seemed to be the only one who had any original ideas or leadership skills. I’m sure that does not surprise you.

Let’s fast forward to the here and now. While I have only shared my political views with a few of my friends, most of you know where I stand. Frankly, both Presidential candidates could “use improvement”. I have met both –obviously on different occasions. In my opinion, both are flawed. The Country could have done better.

As you know, at the end of the third mud-slinging debate, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton “nasty”. The media was all over him. Imagine a man calling a woman nasty!!!

Well this morning when I turned on the news, there was a tirade of nasty women remarks. No, Donald was not “at it again” this time, it was Elizabeth Warren.
Sen. Warren hammered Trump predicting “nasty women” will mobilize to elect Hilary Clinton. “Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever,”

So let me be clear. Women find the term “being bossy” offensive. But we want to embrace the term “Nasty”. Am I missing something here? Or is this just politics as usual.

For those of you supporting Hillary, that is your choice. I will not make any political comments. However, if you are a woman who chooses to vote for Mrs. Clinton, please do so as a smart, strong, tough loving woman who wants the best for your Country, your Community and your Family.

I’m not nasty. I hope you are not nasty. I don’t want my granddaughter to be nasty. I certainly don’t have friends who are nasty. And finally, voting is not nasty. But we can all agree…. This is one NASTY election.


One thought on “Bossy vs Nasty

Leave a Reply