Beyonce has joined a group of women handpicked by Lifetime who are committed to banning the word bossy.
“Girls are less interested in leadership than boys,” the “XO” singer says in the #BanBossy PSA, while Jane Lynch adds, “and that’s because they worry about being called bossy.”
Alongside other lady celebs like Jennifer Gardner and Condoleeza Rice, the #BanBossy campaign looks to burn down stereotypes about women in charge, empower women to become leaders and encourage other women to pledge to ban bossy.
According to the site:
When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.
Watch the PSA on the next page.