As a woman, speaking your mind is passive-aggressive.
Putting your tumultuous, crazy-making feelings into little sound bites for the processing for the edification of others for the stress relief makes you open to attack.
Making a suggestion is making a political move.
Speaking means hushing the echoes of the horror of the faces of the people who just don't see why you can't be more like her...
Being a woman with a voice makes you an enemy of the women whose choice was not to have a voice.
When people tell you all your life that you're pretty, sometimes that's all you have.
When people tell you all your life that you're fat, sometimes that's all you have.