They portray female bosses as being “cute” and simplify their achievements merely because they have taken on a role that society deems male-centric. A boss is a boss – no matter the gender.
Some quick questions:
If you have a female manager, have you ever referred to her as your “female manager”?
Have you ever called your male employer a “#BoyBoss”?
Do you call your CEO “SheEO” or “HeEO” to their face?
When telling a story, do you say “my male colleague”?
Didn’t think so. These terms create a definitive difference between men and women in the same roles.
The foundation of feminism is in general equality that should focus on pay gaps, job opportunities and parental leave. We need policy change, empowerment and more women in politics.
She is a boss.
She is a CEO.
She is an entrepreneur.
These terms don’t need to be adjusted because a female is in this role.
Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.