Women are seen by men as weaker. This is one reason why they will take advantage of women. There are things that women can do to avoid being taken advantage of though. Doing these things will not only help you stop being taken advantage of, but they may also help you feel more empowered.
The first thing you should is choose your battles wisely. Do not waste energy fighting a battle that you are doomed to loose. You need to know when to just walk away. That does not mean that you have to give in and give someone what they want, it simply means you need to know that it is okay to walk away sometimes, and you need to know when to do that walking away.
You also need to learn to be assertive, not cocky, but assertive. This will help to give you confidence. Someone who is looking to take advantage of a woman is going to look for one who has low self-esteem. These women come across as weaker, an easier target to take advantage of. All women should learn how to be assertive.
Learning to say no goes hand in hand with being assertive. Many women have trouble saying no. this is something that they need to learn how to do. If you say yes to everything because you feel bad saying no then you will be taken advantage of much more often than other women. It is okay to say no every once in a while.
Women, you need to choose your words carefully. How you speak and the words you choose can make a difference on how you get your point across and how you come across to other people. You do not want to come across as weak or ignorant. You want to come across as intelligent, assertive, and strong. Choosing words that reflect that can help people realize this about you and make them not want to take advantage of you.
Women do not have to play the part of the victim. They have the option to change how they come across to other people so that they can protect themselves and not be taken advantage of. Once women learn how to be assertive, choose their battles wisely, say no when appropriate, and to choose their words carefully they will be less likely to be a victim and more likely to be a strong and confident woman.