It's a hard task-working with all women. There are some special ladies that can bring us together and others that can tear us apart. Unfortunately, those special women don't work here anymore and our department is crumbling.
Today I'm feeling empowered because I stopped taking crap. There comes a time when you reach your breaking point. I was unprofessionally (and a bit middle school-y) accused of being a person I am not. And I stood up to her and I most likely made a new enemy. And I'm okay with that because I'm on top of the world. It feels great. I have the confidence I thought I'd lost. I didn't go shrivel up in a ball at my desk, which is my first instinct. After all, I hate to offend. But, why is it okay to let ourselves be offended? It's not and we should take a stand. We need to take a cue from men. We need to stand our ground and realize we're worth standing up for and then shake hands and all is well. Men can argue and share their opinion and go back to being friends again.
You should try it. So come on ladies, put someone in their place that deserves it. There's no greater feeling than standing up for yourself and defending your own honor. It's likely no one else will do it but you.
*Steps off soap box*
When's the last time you stood up for yourself?