Infographs are Powerfool Tools
Bossy is not such a derogatory term nor reserved for one gender over the other. When anyone, male or female is overly demanding and unfair for example, they may be called bossy. Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, has a ludicrous objective to remove the word effectively. There are, of course, plenty of synonyms or other terms far more harsh.
Creative Marketing’s Attempt to Ban a Word
I went to the http://www.banbossy.com webpage to get a look for myself. Right off, I was surprised to find out that apparently, “When a little boy asserts himself he is called a leader. Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being called bossy.”
According to Sandberg, who is spearheading the campaign to ban the word bossy in playgrounds, alongside the star power of Beyonce, Condoleeza Rice, Jennifer Garner, among others -is an effort to empower little girls into leadership roles later in life. Apparently, being called the B word takes the wind out of young girls’ determination. So much so, that it will hinder their true nature and skills of becoming leaders because young girls prefer to be liked as oppose to being viewed as bossy. They will then shirk away from leadership roles and have them passed up to men instead.
True leaders should be unaffected by being called much anything. This would be what makes them true leaders. Quelling language is just a showy way of gathering people together who buy into things that are sensationalized. A great many of the world’s “leaders” are narcissistic sadists who don’t give a damn what you call them and it is this inner power surge and listless behavior which fuels their passion, to which others ensue and follow. They are at times bullies, another b word. Ban that too.
There are plenty of great leaders who teach and learn, putting their focus on getting people to like them through positivism. Good leadership strives with amicable charisma and sincere efforts, shining through in their sturdy qualities. Being called bossy early on may be a challenge or insight to one’s behavior. What of those who actually merit being called bossy?
This whole campaign is a shocking revelation. Certain infographs on the website in the “Did you know” section, bury any form of credence for the true nature of this effort. The possible political relationship goals between Ms. Sandberg’s campaign and Hillary Clinton may be it’s true calling. It smells of leftist liberalism and perhaps the real ideology is putting together a team of powerful women to change how America perceives Clinton for her next run.
Infograph Tid Bits of Info
Some content on the webpage spoon feeds facts. Some are nice quotes and tender statements. The BanBossy graph section are a collection of pictures, information and quotes, or infographs. They are colorful and rich informative tools. But, they can be easily abused.
Infographs are vessels which can hold useful facts or inane nonsensical garbage dressed up with pictorial and colorful distractions to the actual meat, which are the facts and whether they are true and relevant, as they are dispersed across the internet.
One “did you know” banner informs the site’s visitors that “Between elementary and high school, girl’s self-esteem drops 3.5 times more than boys” –This got me a bit confused. How would someone go about gathering this data? What type of empirical testing can measure self-esteem and then deem how much is gained or lost between a given time period? Who collected these figures, and how?
Head of the Girl Scouts of America, philanthropist, businesswoman and member of the banbossy team, Melinda Gates, states in one infograph, “Don’t ask for somebody else’s permission to lead.” And yet, come election time, leaders everywhere campaign and barrage the air waves, internet and television, while littering the streets with posters asking for citizens to vote for them.
Since democracy adds up votes to determine the person with the most wins, then it can also be said that politicians ask for votes, which is the outcome of a decision allowing them to lead. They kind of ask for it. Shouldn’t they? What would you call someone who just leads and doesn’t care to ask or see if people want their representation? I don’t know, maybe bossy dictators? Excuse me, dictators. There, removing the adjective has made a viable difference.
Another graphic states that “Girls get less airtime in class. They are called on less and interrupted more.” I’m not British but I just feel like saying, rubbish. I’m confident that if a true poll were attempted, most logical thinking human beings would find this statistically absurd and potentially made up, all to back up a ridiculous point to begin with.
Then the one which takes the cake is of a smiling young boy, Gavin, who is quoted as saying, “I don’t know any boys called bossy.” Gavin, 3rd grader, the spokesperson for every middle school in America.
Some of the “facts” on the website and “statistics” sound a little wonky. Someone wants this nonsense to roll out smoothly, enough to purge imaginary details from the sky. If anyone were to, say, challenge any of this, they would be deemed anti-feminist. This works like a typical passive aggressive political game of asserting tripe and pushing the public to eat it up.
Share Your Infographs
Therein lies the power of the infograph. Yes, it is a marketing umbrella term of graphs and information, things which have been around for some time. They do seem to be casting a spell and make for great bait for scattering yet more shallow, pointless or futile guidance on the social networks.
Many data infused mediums can be abused or act as a powerful and useful tool to enrich and inform the public in a fun, educational and interesting way. Look outside of the rectangle, box or circle from which it is housed and do your own research. On top of the given data, seek more information and facts, research, don’t just take anything well presented at face value simply because it is a popular share on social media sites.