1. We use terms like “Girl Boss.”
In recent years, the term Girl Boss is being used liberally in popular culture, and in the form of hashtags all over social media. It’s seen as a way to empower women professionally, but when you take a closer look it’s actually pretty demeaning. Girl Boss implies that female bosses need a cute little qualifier and that they have not yet separated from their younger selves, even if they have achieved significant success in their careers.
Men are not called “Boy Bosses,” they’re simply called bosses. To add ‘girl’ in front of ‘boss’ takes the importance out of the title, and singles women out from men. Women should just be referred to as bosses. You wouldn’t call Oprah or Hillary Clinton a Girl Boss would you?