Hillary Clinton takes aim at ‘bossy‘ in International Women‘s Day tweet: ‘Words matter‘

By – The Washington Times – Friday, March 8, 2019

took aim at the word “bossy” in a Friday tweet celebrating International Women’s Day, arguing that the word reinforces “unconscious gender bias.”

“Women aren’t ‘bossy,’” the former secretary of state wrote. “We’re the boss. Words matter, and being aware of gender bias in the way we relate to each other can make workplaces — and the world — better for everyone.”

’s tweet included an image of herself with an alternate definition for the word “bossy.”

“Bossy: The way in which a woman who excels at taking charge of a situation or project is labeled due to unconscious gender bias. Synonym: a boss,” the definition read.

The image was created by Catalyst Inc., an international nonprofit that works to advance women in the workplace. included a to the group’s #BiasCorrect campaign, which seeks to help people tackle their own unconscious biases.

issued several other International Women’s Day tweets Friday, challenging followers to encourage women to run for office.

“For #InternationalWomensDay, I’m issuing you a challenge,” she . “We know that when women run for office, they’re elected at the same rate as men. But not as many women run as men — often because people don’t ask women to run as often as they ask men.

“So think of a woman you know who should run for office. Then take a moment today to ask her to do it,” she . “Tell her she’ll have help from , , , and you. With one question, you could start something pretty big.”

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