Everyone has, and expresses, feminine energy and masculine energy. Feminine (not female) and masculine (not male)... We all have both!
The masculine energy is the doing and feminine energy is being. Can you relate to being judged by your achievements? How many degrees do you have, how much money do you make, etc? We have been judged by our achievements (the doing), and now we are being recognized by who we are (the being)...
Finding the Balance
This can be challenging since our culture judges by achievements... "How dare she be successful for just being her..."
We are often told we are too much, not enough, too loud, or too quiet. When this happens we have the opportunity to drop into our masculine. Here we feel protected and safe, survival mode.