An accurate but ultimately anemic article picked up by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune yesterday asserts that women are still prone to apologize for things they have no reason to feel "sorry" about, like asking for help, advice, respect or the salaries they deserve. "Traditionally, women didn't have the power — the economic, the social, the political," author Judith Selee McClure is quoted as saying. "We learn our language from the generation behind us...so being feminine gets tied up with being powerless." If we truly learn from the generation behind us, does being a young woman still mean always having to say you're sorry? And if so, how many times have we all apologized unnecessarily today? [Minneapolis Star-Tribune]