The trick is, it seems, is to simply ask. Have you tried asking? See how well that went for little Oliver Twist. Please sir, can I have some more? No, that's not the way we are told. You don't ask, you see it, want it, take it. Smash and grab. Rude.
Even if it seems a majority of women have issues with simply asking or taking, maybe even talking, it doesn't explain a pay gap of 14 percent. Surely. Speaking on Woman' s Hour to promote her new book Be Awesome Hadley Freeman commented that Britain's women were the worst (or the best? Not sure) for self deprecation. We don't just fail to put ourselves forward we put ourselves down.