Life, Wild Thoughts Why I Will Never Consider Myself A “Girl Boss” August 3, 2017

Why I will never consider myself a girl boss

I feel like I have big dreams. HUGE dreams.

One of which is to, of course, work for myself. That is like, the goal of all goals, right? End game. Yadda yadda.

BUT can we talk about the term Girl Boss? Seriously, who coined this term, and why is it taking over my social medias? Synonyms include, but are not limited to: boss babe, boss bitch, boss lady, etc.

Urban Dictionary defines Girl Boss as:

“A woman in control, taking charge of her own circumstances in work & life. Someone who knows her worth and won’t accept anything less. She is not a ‘mean girl’ in fact, she hates mean girls. She is empowering and inspiring to those around her…”

So, in fewer words, she is just a boss. She is independent. Determined. Hardworking.

Why did society create this ludicrous phrase to describe a badass woman, in hopes that it empowers other women?!

In my opinion, it is kind of offensive that we need to be distinguished from the regular “boss” term. Not empowering. Actually, degrading.

Seriously, a boss is a boss, no matter the gender.

As a woman, and someone who works in a corporate office, I think it is very important for women to empower other women. Encourage them to fight to be their own boss and move up to higher positions in companies. And especially fight for male-dominated roles.

I also think that it is rather insulting to add “girl” or “babe” to a title that is neither masculine nor feminine, but actually a LEADERSHIP role.

Women, past and present, have fought hard for equality, and it wasn’t for women of the future to distinguish themselves differently from a man by adding “girl” and “babe” to gender neutral terms.

That isn’t equality.

So, yeah, I am not, and will never EVER consider myself a girl boss, and you shouldn’t be either.

Just go and be a BOSS, girl!

 

Hasta la vista, babies!

Jordan

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