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Unmasking the junk science behind the #BanBossy campaign

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“Ban Bossy,” a new feminist campaign started by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, uses ancient surveys and misleading facts to claim the word “bossy” hurts girls. And, as you might expect, the claims don’t support the campaign’s mission. Claim 1: “By middle school, girls are 25 percent less likely than boys to say they like taking the lead.” This study was conducted between 1992...

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