I agree. In my family, women are not passive and we were not taught or encouraged to be that way. But I have noticed in life when I've been direct with many girls(in jr high and hs) and women, they retreat. It's not accepted in many social circles and probably in some work environments. I do believe there is some nature to this (male/female diff) but I think it's mostly society that has conditioned and enabled the difference which is in my opinion not advantageous at all for us.