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New campaign aims to #banbossy

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Groups like the Girl Scouts, AARP and Teach for America are banning together to ban the word "bossy."

Now it may seem like a simple five-letter word, but the “Ban Bossy” website says "bossy" sends a message to little girls to not speak up or raise their hands, essentially not to be leaders at all.

This group wants everyone to pledge to ban bossy to help encourage young girls to be leaders.

The website shows many people have pledged to ban “bossy” from the First Lady of the United States to fashion designers to actresses and even Nascar drivers.

If you want to be a part of this movement and pledge to ban the word “bossy,” head over to the Ban Bossy website. They have resources for parents, teachers and even kids on leadership. You can also get in on the conversation on Twitter using #BanBossy.

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