Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website.
It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans. via Science Alert/fb
Honestly, this gets old. The song barely plays on the radio anymore and yet people still talk about it. NO woman I know is offended by this song. The song was not made to trigger rape victims. I know a girl that was sexually abused and she likes the song. So please, stop talking about it and let it go. You people that are writing reports about the psychological effects are just reminding the rape victims you’re trying to “protect” of their experience. I bet at least 90% of rape victims that hear the song would never have made the song out to be about rape. Just drop it.
If you want to truely be honest, you should understand that being offended is something that is triggered by making someome feel uncomfortable, and no one can tell another person how they do or do not feel. It may not trigger some, but there is enough of a mass of people who do feel offended and its not just because of the hype (though there are some who fit this type too). I am a woman who is offended by this song and I’ve never been assaulted, but my personal response is to just change the station and not watch the video, occasionally telling someone “no I dont like it” when the topic is brought up.
Aside from this, this person was using a mass media outlet to reach a lot of people for a project. And this topic is popular right now, especially in younger communities so why not look at it; why not use this great resource? Maybe evidence will disprove the point everyone is trying to make, its research. Plus many people do the same types of research on an array of topics and you dont hear people whine about those. So instead just don’t participate in the survey, and if the person posts things like that all the time, UNFOLLOW THEM we have that option for a reason. If you get tired of hearing about a topic, dont whine about it to try and make others stop, instead try to focus on other things for yourself and lead by example by moving on.
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