November 18, 2015
A few weeks ago I saw a cartoon on Facebook about a woman who wanted to be pampered by someone, but saying, “Oh, yeah, I forgot, I’m a Strong, Independent Woman.” And shortly after that I was reading a book where the protagonist gives herself a hard time for being happy about having a date with a guy she’s interested in, because she’s a Strong, Independent Woman.
What the hey? To me being Strong and Independent means not sponging on somebody, or not letting them run your life. It doesn’t mean you can’t have a life partner, or someone who’s nice to you—or a date.
If we were all meant to be completely independent, we wouldn’t have hormones.