Why is it so Wrong to like the Term “Girl Boss”?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada

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I would be one of the first people to admit that I use the term “girl boss” often.

Whether it’s to compliment someone on their achievements, or even when I feel like I’ve achieved a milestone in my own working goals. As much as some people really resonate with the words and love its message, there are a number of women who don’t really see the point to being identified as a girl boss.  If you were to Google the meaning or definition of “girl boss”, you’ll find yourself reading articles about how the words are meaningless or used by women that don’t actually have any talent at all. They’re simply doing nothing but hoping to reach fame and fortune. Well I guess you can call me a famewhore or attention seeker, because based on the vague description on urban dictionary, some could say I don’t really have talent and are just taking photos and spewing my thoughts online, hoping to one day make a living from it. After reading that definition, and laughing at the thought of some angry person working at Urban Dictionary taking out their frustrations on ambitious women, I thought to myself and wondered if us gals were hurting ourselves by using the term “girl boss”.  


Once again, here we are coining another term specific to us ladies, instead of just calling ourselves bosses? But, if you really think about it… what’s so wrong with liking the words “girl boss”? I personally don’t feel like it’s hindering me in any way, if anything I like acknowledging women for their handwork and success that comes with it. I thought this would be a fun discussion topic, and I wanted to share my reasoning as to why I not only like the term “Girl Boss”, but I’m owning it and applying it to my daily life. 


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Our Mentality Towards Work and Life Has Changed 

Growing up, if I wasn’t being asked how many kids I wanted to have, I was getting weird looks for choosing a career (at the time) that didn’t fit the mold of what women normally pursued. Even today, I still hear society place these traditional views onto younger generations. Yes it may be annoying to see every girl #girlboss in every photo related to their work or studies, but I’m okay with women showing other girls that it’s ok to be ambitious. It’s ok to want more for yourself, and no longer are we hoping to achieve what society assumes of us. 

Being a girl boss, even if its because your average day consists of school work, part time job, extra curricular, etc. that’s you working hard for the life you want, and I’m here for women acknowledging the work they do and sharing it with the world. It’s exciting to see young girls and women following their passions and not defining their life by age, marital status, and how many kids they should have. Instead, we’re focusing on our needs and desires out of our lives. 


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Our Appearance is not the only Thing we can Offer 

When scrolling though social media, it’s common to see one beautiful face after the next. Another girl in beautiful clothing or doing their makeup. I won’t lie, I love accounts like these and I myself post many photos that are based on clothing and my appearance. We’ve also seen the comments, where people are being adorned continuously for how beautiful they are. Again, I do this often and when I receive a comment like this, I’m not offended by it, but now we’re acknowledging more. 

It’s not only about how beautiful we are, but for those of us that create these photos for a specific purpose, we’re being acknowledged for our skills. Seeing women share their achievements, their adventures, and their work is opening up a new dimension of how we praise one another. 

We’re offering more than simply just a pretty face, and because of the term “girl boss”, more and more women are comfortable with sharing more than just their appearance.  


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Not a Boss right now, but Ambitious about the Future  

The whole premise behind that original definition I read in Urban Dictionary, was that women who use the term “girl boss” aren’t actually bosses. That they are misusing the term ‘boss’ to describe the work they do. It’s hilarious to think that society has so many issues with women thinking of themselves as future bosses when there’s a world filled with war, discrimination, and violence out there. 

Am I being dramatic; maybe, maybe not. 

I think it’s fair to say that people still have an issue with women thinking of themselves as ambitious and in positions of power. Yes okay we may not be a boss or CEO of a corporation right now, but we’re in charge of our lives and working hard to be successful in the future. My point is that there are bigger problems in this world, than women working hard and being proud of it. 


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Final Thoughts 

I don’t think the term “girl boss” was supposed to hold as much of a meaning as it does. It was a fun way to give credit to someone or ourselves for being a hard worker. Is it a trend, in a way yes simply because it’s a popular saying, but I don’t see these words going away. This mentality won’t be changing like runway trends and the seasons, instead I believe “Girl Boss” is here to stay. It may morph and grow into something else, but the meaning behind it will be everlasting. 

I think we owe it to women who in the past worked and achieved, but were never given the credit they deserved. We need to acknowledge hard work and successes (big and small) that result from it. We need to tell younger generations of girls that it’s okay to work hard and they can be ambitious as long as they’re working for themselves and their own goals. 

If you’re doing what you love, you’re a Girl Boss.

If you’re working hard in hopes to one day make it, you’re still a Girl Boss.

As long as you are true to who you are, then you are a Girl Boss.

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