Month: March 2014

It’s Not Just Bossy- Some Other Supposedly Gender Neutral Words That Are Only Ever Used To Describe Women

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce want to ban the word ‘bossy‘, saying that it is used to undermine girls and women and discourage them from taking on leadership roles.  Instead we should use the word ‘leader.’  But bossy isn’t the only word used to subtly keep women down.  Here are some other examples of words which are almost exclusively used to describe women.

 

Bubbly

Feisty

Strident

Blonde

Brunette

Career orientated

Shrill

Sassy

Frumpy

Shapely

Vivacious

High Maintenance

Independent

Dippy

Ditzy

Scatty

Bitter

Domineering

Barren

Frigid

Manipulative

Gossip

Nag

Working…

Beautiful

Overbearing

Headstrong

Contrary

Judgemental

Battle-axe

Hormonal

Any more?