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21 Things Ambitious Women Are Tired Of Hearing

Too strong is just strong enough.

1. "You're doing a great job, you're just too abrasive."

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Tell that to Donald Trump and then we'll talk.

2. "Sometimes you're a bit too much."

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Maybe you're just way, way too little.

3. "Gosh, someone's bossy."

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Good job using your playground words. But we're adults now, and I'm a boss.

4. "Does your boyfriend ever feel threatened?"

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He wouldn't be my boyfriend if he did.

5. "You can come across too strong."

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Is strong supposed to be a bad thing?

6. "Men really aren't attracted to powerful women."

Quick! Somebody tell George Clooney!

7. "Men like to feel like men."

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How wonderful. This concerns me how?

8. "You're always working. Maybe that's why you're single."

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Or maybe I'm just waiting for someone who can keep up with me.

9. "But don't you want to have a family?"

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You're right. Ambition and motherhood are just completely incompatible.

10. "How are you going to balance your work with raising a family?"

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Why don't you ask my future partner?

11. "Wow, I would never leave my kids at daycare."

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That's really awesome for you!

12. "You're so feisty."

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I am not a shih tzu.

13. "You should let your hair down."

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This is me with my hair down. You should see me with it up.

14. "You know you can't 'have it all,' right?"

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All I'm asking for is what I deserve.

15. "You really need to relax."

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I appreciate your concern.

16. Every once in a while, this will come up:

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Zing.

17. "You're such a workaholic!"

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It wouldn't be the climb if I wasn't breaking a little sweat.

18. "Oh my god, have you read Lean In?"

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Yes. Next.

19. "Why do you sound so angry?"

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How unfortunate for you that every woman who isn't a pushover sounds angry.

20. "Maybe men go further in life because they're naturally more confident."

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Have you met me?

21. And when you finally make it big, you'll probably be asked: "OMG, what's your hair and makeup routine?"

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But tune out the noise and keep your chin up.

Fight hard for your dream.

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And remember that there are a lot of kick-ass women you can look up to.

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Boss women, we salute you.

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