How To Quit Worrying About Being Bitchy and Actually Assert Yourself

When you're a lady — even if you're smart, together, and tough — standing up for yourself can be pretty difficult. Women are supposed to smooth things over, be nice to everybody, and defuse conflict rather than cause it — so asking for anything at all controversial can seem transgressive or even bitchy. Here's how to… » 1/19/12 3:30pm 1/19/12 3:30pm