Independent women have so many silly assumptions made about them. There are all these preconceived notions that are so wrong, they're laughable. I don't know if people are threatened by independent women, intimidated by them, or jealous of them. I don't know if they just don't like anything that challenges their opinions of what a woman should be or what, but if you're a woman and you can happily and successfully take care of yourself, people can get downright nasty. Even when they're not being mean, exactly, plenty of their assumptions are nasty, too. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions about independent women. See if any of them seem familiar to you, and be sure to chime in with your experiences, too!
Ever, ever, ever, no exceptions, if you're independent then some people assume you never want to be with anybody.
There's no way you're actually happy about being single, either – that's impossible!
That's basically all you ever do, right, like one of those highfalutin modern women?
Not only are you having lots of sex, but you're having lots of sex with random people – and a whole lot of folks actually assume that independent women are always after married men.
Okay, I don't even understand people at all anymore.
Well, of course – if you're a woman who can stand on her own two feet, obviously no one but your cats will ever love you, and also you're clearly a witch who needs her feline familiars with her at all times.
Everybody secretly thinks it's your parents.
You know, if this is true, good for you because look at the assumptions you have to deal with when you care about what people think.
That's why you say you don't need one, right?
It couldn't possibly be that both your parents taught you that you're strong and capable.
No question, no room for discussion.
Who even knows why anyone would think this?
It's possible, but if so, it's a coincidence – and even if it's not, isn't that a good reason to be independent?
Seriously, where do people get these ideas?
Right, because you can't be independent and enjoy cooking or cleaning or anything like that. You can only be this one stereotype.
There is so much wrong with this assumption.
And this one is honestly just sad.
Independent Stalkers, does anyone make any ridiculous assumptions about you? 'Fess up in the comments!
Please rate this article