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The term 'girl boss'

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Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 16:40:38

Talk me through this one. I see it tagged to all sorts. Is it supposed to be empowering or is it a bit twee.

WorraLiberty Mon 11-Jul-16 16:49:42

Tagged to all sorts of what?

I have never heard of it.

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 16:53:03

Hash tags plus lots of gift items

SockQueen Mon 11-Jul-16 16:54:12

Is it a FL/Younique/other MLM shite thing?

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 11-Jul-16 16:54:21

Never heard it. Do you mean the sort of shite that has 'princess' on it?

Peeporeader Mon 11-Jul-16 16:55:07

Yeah it's a MLM thing.

Detailsoverleaf Mon 11-Jul-16 16:55:25

One of my Facebook friends runs her own business and often puts #girlboss at the end of her status.

You'd never get a man writing "love being my own boss blah blah blah #manboss " would you?!

It's the opposite of empowering in my mind.

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 16:56:58

Details - good, that's what I was thinking but was keeping an open mind.
I've been a boss in various jobs. Never felt the need to label it because I am a girl. Gasp

ChicRock Mon 11-Jul-16 16:57:37

I've only ever seen this hashtagged onto some MLM shite 'inspirational' meme, which is meant to be empowering, but actually these type of companies just seem to target vulnerable women.

ForeverYazoonique Mon 11-Jul-16 16:58:14

You can also be a #bossbabe hmm

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 16:58:33

I don't do FB so I escape the mlm fluff but it's tagged on to some quite nice gift stuff I follow on Instagram

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 16:59:13

Omg. Bossbabe!!! Weeps

WorraLiberty Mon 11-Jul-16 16:59:31

Or #boyboss Details, which is the equivalent.

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 17:01:01

I might insist dp tags one of his FB statues which are generally about roofing with #boyboss.

WorraLiberty Mon 11-Jul-16 17:01:31

I've been a boss in various jobs. Never felt the need to label it because I am a girl. Gasp

See this is how it warps your mind grin

If you've been a boss in various jobs, then I'm going to assume you're not a girl anyway. You'll be a woman?

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 17:31:59

I might stick with girl. Woman has been high jacked

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 11-Jul-16 17:34:03

This reminds me of bloody Tulisa Whatserface, and her 'The Female Boss' tattoo - she said it's her nickname.

Tulisa, NOBODY calls you The Female Boss. Not even your mum.

WorraLiberty Mon 11-Jul-16 17:40:30

You can stick with mountain goat if it suits you but it doesn't make it true grin

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 17:42:45

Beauty - Jesus wept that's cringey

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Mon 11-Jul-16 17:46:48

Clara, it made my arse clench. If I remember rightly, she did a perfume of the same name - maybe marketed at the #girlbosses? wink

Claraoswald36 Mon 11-Jul-16 18:46:09

It made me puke. It's that neo feminist thing isn't it when e writhing goes backwards :-(

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