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Terribly Wrong Assumptions People Make about Independent Women ...

By Heather

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!

1 Independent Women Aren't Interested in Having a Relationship – Ever

person, singer, singing, Ever, ever, ever, no exceptions, if you're independent then some people assume you never want to be with anybody.

2 But It's Also Impossible for You to Be Single and Happy – You're Totally Faking It

person, singer, singing, CAN, WHATEVERI, There's no way you're actually happy about being single, either – that's impossible!

3 Somehow, Being Independent Means You Have Sex All the Time

person, anime, profession, mobile device, vehicle, That's basically all you ever do, right, like one of those highfalutin modern women?

4 Probably with Tons of Partners, so You're Promiscuous, Too

person, woman, facial expression, religion, emotion, 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.

5 Or else You're a Frigid Old Spinster

person, blond, woman, singing, singer, Okay, I don't even understand people at all anymore.

6 And You're Absolutely Destined to Be a Cat Lady

person, facial expression, emotion, profession, Like, 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.

7 You're Not Really Independent – Somebody's Paying Your Bills

person, singing, music, singer, It's, Everybody secretly thinks it's your parents.

8 You Don't Care What Anybody Thinks about Anything

person, blond, profession, speech, singing, 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.

9 Also, Everybody Knows You Secretly Hate Men

person, hair, blond, woman, human action, That's why you say you don't need one, right?

10 You Probably Have Daddy Issues, Too

person, profession, RDASHIANS, ONLINE, COM, It couldn't possibly be that both your parents taught you that you're strong and capable.

11 If You're Independent, You're Totally a Bitch

Starz, hair, brown hair, I'm, not, No question, no room for discussion.

12 You're Also Oh, so Cold-hearted

hair, person, hairstyle, lip, you, Who even knows why anyone would think this?

13 Somebody Broke Your Heart, That's Why You're like This

film, 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?

14 You Look down on Everybody else

City, person, profession, Citytv, Seriously, where do people get these ideas?

15 The Odds Are High That You Can't Cook

Tears, Right, because you can't be independent and enjoy cooking or cleaning or anything like that. You can only be this one stereotype.

16 You Most Likely Despise Children

person, facial expression, emotion, the, paranoid, There is so much wrong with this assumption.

17 You're a Total Snob

person, NEWS, arms, are, fat,, And this one is honestly just sad.

Independent Stalkers, does anyone make any ridiculous assumptions about you? 'Fess up in the comments!

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