As much as I love Sheryl Sandberg, and Amy Poehler, and Beyonce, I cannot get behind the 'Ban Bossy' campaign.
I do not ban words, even figuratively speaking. Nothing gives a word more power than letting your enemies know just how much you hate it. Just like children testing out curse words, the word that gets the reaction is the one that gets repeated.
How do you take a way an opponent's power to hurt you with words? By owning those words. For example, the African-American community has so thoroughly owned N, that now most civilized people are afraid to even use it. I call that progress.
Nerd and Geek are also now badges of honor as smart and imaginative people have taken over the entertainment industry through sheer force of awesome, promoting not just fantasy and science fiction, but real science as well. Cosmos, Ifuckinglovescience.com, and xkcd.com (be sure to roll over the comic for great commentary) are great examples of this trend toward smart entertainment.
I own Bossy. I have been 'bossy' and 'know-it-all' and 'teacher's pet' since kindergarten, and I don't plan to stop any time soon. If you are too stubborn, stupid, or sexist to communicate with in a neutral tone, then I will get bossy on your ass, and I will enjoy it. Bossy gets it done. I don't use it every day, but when I need to, I whip out my bossy and it gets results. Every time.
I don't like: "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss." I prefer: "Bossy? Damn straight I'm bossy. Get to work."