Beyonce, Jennifer Garner Want to Ban the Word ‘Bossy’ in Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In PSA for Lifetime (Video)

Jane Lynch, Condoleezza Rice and Diane von Furstenberg are also on board to ban the label that they say will make girls less interested in leadership than boys

Don't let Beyonce hear you using the word “bossy,” because she's joining Lifetime in its mission to ban the label from our vocabulary.

“Being labeled something matters. By middle school, girls are less interested in leadership than boys, and that's because they worry about being called bossy,” Beyonce helps a number of other successful women — and men — say in the Lean In PSA (above). “We need to tell them it's okay to be ambitious. We need to help them lean in. Words matter. Let's just ban the ‘bossy,’ and encourage girls to lead.”

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Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, Condoleezza Rice and Diane von Furstenberg appear with NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez in the #BanBossy campaign spearheaded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who also takes a stand in the 60-second spot that airs on Lifetime.

The commercial for Lean In and Girl Scouts’ Ban Bossy movement, which is supported by Lifetime and a number of other partners, aims to raise awareness for raising girls’ self esteem during early adolescence — a pivotal moment in their development.

“I'm not bossy,” Beyonce concludes. “I'm the boss”

  • jan

    how about banning the word bitch used by her husband

  • Jim

    Beyonce, Jennifer Garner Want to Ban the Word ‘Bossy’ in Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In PSA for Lifetime (Video)

    “Woman……they were born to ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnn!”

  • Stella

    Get a grip. Some women are bossy – and not necessarily the boss. Some men are pushy – and not necessarily the boss. Some female bosses are bitches and some male bosses are jackasses. Men get called names all the time, some deserved, some not. So woman up. If the worst thing a woman encounters in her career is being called bossy, then she is indeed lucky. I know because I'm a woman and a boss and I have much more important things to worry about that this little five letter word.

  • John Zaffino

    Just how many words are we going to ban from the English language? This is censorship!

  • ono omu

    anyone can be bossy…but only Bossy can give milk; get over your empowered selves’ non-gender-specific entities.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    Political correctness strikes again.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban chemical weapons Syria? How about ban rape Beyonce and liberal judges putting rapists back onto our streets.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban high taxes…..

    I woke up this morning
    and realized 10,000,000 black people are unemployed, 7,000,000 Mexicans, and
    4,000,000 young people out of college who mainly supported Obama and this is
    largely because of Obama's tax and spend agenda, Sarbanes Oxley, Dodd/Frank (do
    you even know what this is?), EPA, job killing regulations (see jobs migrate
    from California to Texas), high taxes, lack of tort reform which inflates
    medical costs, and so on – I laughed for about 2 minutes. Keep on being suckers
    people, the Democrats take your vote for granted. Hey, but at least gays can
    marry each other and woman can murder their own babies. Hooray, hooray….

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban job killing regulations……..

    Do you know why jobs
    continue to leave liberal states for conservative ones? Because conservatives
    and conservative states are business friendly. As long as black people continue to complain about life
    (just like Arabs continue to complain about America) they will continue to
    suffer, leave their families, drop out of school, not accomplish much, and not
    focus on being successful.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban watching and partying when our ambassador is getting killed and then blaming on some protest that got out of hand………..

    Benghazi
    Facts:Obama Admin request airspace approval from Libya to help our guys.Security
    Team is delayed at airport, they had to fly into an airport and try to find a
    ride to the embassy/CIA. Backup teams in place and ready to react.Nothing
    happens, our guys get slaughtered.

    Obama dispatches propagandists for 2 weeks on morning shows to cover this up
    and blame on video – because he knows this would not be acceptable to the
    American people.My Conclusion: Libya did not grant airspace approval, we
    did not want to offend Libyans or cause possible civilian casualties so we
    sacrificed the lives of our guys. We also did not provide adequate protection
    when we knew or should have known it was not enough to begin with. And we have
    not done anything about it until this date.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban increasing the national debt to pay for losers who do not want to work………

    The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest
    calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $17.4 trillion.

    It's the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

    The national debt increased $4.9 trillion during the eight-year presidency of
    George W. Bush. The debt now is rising at a pace to surpass that amount during
    Mr. Obama's four-year term.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban soft and weak presidents who allow Americans to die and do nothing about it………………

    1993
    – WTC Bombing – 50,000 people would have died because of no escape from the
    stairwell (18 people actually died) ; 2 African embassy bombings around 96/97 –
    many people died, mainly Africans ; USS Cole attack in 2000 – Clinton did
    nothing about any of this accept fire tomahawks from 800 miles out (that is all
    he would ever do) – several sailors dead. Al Queda was emboldened because of
    Clinton’s weak responses – this led to 9-11 and Bush hammered them unlike Al
    Gore would have ever done.

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about ban liberalism because it has never worked……………FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists
    calculate Two UCLA economists say
    they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years,
    and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President
    Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • ono omu

    Ban be-bouncy…totally BAD role model (and only the head heifer of her little world{MOOO})…and how about no more Planned Parenthood Girl Scouts?

  • Benjamin Roussey

    How about lets ban misguided philosophies………

    “Give
    a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for
    a lifetime” New White House Proverb: Give a man a welfare check, a free
    cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps,
    section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, 5 years of unemployment
    checks, free meds, and they will vote for Democrats the rest of their
    life…even after they are deceased.

  • Alex Fischer

    There will always be more labels, and banning a word isn't going to change that. How about teaching young people not to overvalue what people say to them. It's not another person's fault if your feeling's are hurt. It's a personal conflict that needs to be dealt with internally. And people who take offense to every other thing someone says to them are simply overindulging in their need for attention.

  • Mike

    What ever happened to the first amendment? These people get paid to
    exercise that right. We ban bossy what's next? Stupid, moron, angry, small, short, tall, daydreamer, funny, underachiever, and I could on and on and on. Every single person in that PSA needs to pull their heads out their, well you know, another word that they will want banned!

  • Soonergranny

    This is silly! so many more things out there that influnce young girls. Watching the recent ruanchy video Beyonce made isn't a good example for young girls. The derogatory remarks to woman that her husband uses in his lyrics is not a good example for anyone. Practice what you preach before you try to tell someone else what to say!

  • YouPeopleAreStupid

    They're being very bossy about banning the word bossy