It seems as though Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's campaign to "ban bossy" is not going to have the traction she wants. In fact, her efforts resulted in a cultural backlash where the word ended up tossed around left and right. As a tech and social media professional, Sandberg should have predicted the response. The trolls are always looking for ways to upset people and will defy efforts to police language the way rum-runners defied efforts to ban alcohol. Reason's Scott Shackford explains that attempting to make the world around you responsible for your emotional well-being through language choices is just giving certain reprehensible people the blueprint on exactly how to hurt you.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.