In Which We Teach You How To Be A Woman In Any Boys' Club
Worth reading the whole thing, but [snip] -->
Drive It Like You Stole It: Be the best. That is, assuming that you are the best. Be the best you can possibly be, whatever that means to you. Absolutely do not step down in order to not threaten people. Don't apologize. If you genuinely fucked up fine, you are allowed to apologize once but then stop apologizing. Think about how much you hear women apologizing for themselves for no reason, or being self-deprecating or self-abnegating out of habit. What the fuck are you apologizing for? For being too good?Think before you say "I'm sorry." Do you want to hobble through on crutches made of apology?