Labels Essay

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Keyleigh Bond Intro to College Writing 21 September 2015 Refuse to Accept Labels As a teenager they are subjected to labels such as: outcast, popular, jock, or losers. Even adults are put into labels such as: realist, dreamer, bossy, or bitch. A powerful executive Sheryl Sandberg said, "Never say a woman is bossy; she has what it takes to be a leader," even though being leader means sometimes you have to be bossy, it can also lead people to call you a bitch. The term "bitch" is known worldwide but doesn't have a traditional definition. Many people have their own definition of what the term bitch means. My High School days proves this label theory, because I have had the unfortunate experience of being called a bitch, multiple times. I don't believe that label fits me. In High School, I never understood exactly why, until now, that people fear what they don’t understand or the unknown and why people act a certain way. I am not a bitch, I just have leadership skills such as having opinions, being honest and taking charge of tasks. A deep fear of what people don’t understand can cause them to act out, such as a woman in charge and being assertive can lead to an offensive words against her; men usually don’t see women in high executive positions, saying “who did she have to sleep with to get to the top?” What needs to happen is people need to refuse to use labels and actually see the personality and skill a person possesses; instead of letting a quality of person to give them a label. I earned the label bitch, because I expressed my honest opinion, despite who it might hurt or affect, I didn't sugar coat what I thought about people. I was asked what I thought about the popular girls in my school, I told them my opinion was they were absolutely fake; my reasoning was because they got fake spray tans, nails, and hair, making my opinions I was labeled and

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