Why is everyone so threatened by a girl who is independent?
Because she doesn’t ask for permission
An independent woman doesn’t need you to tell her it’s okay. She has her own set of rules that she penned herself with her own ink.
She was the type of girl who always took school projects to the next level, the kind of student who gave teachers anxiety when she went to present to the classroom.
What, dear WHAT was she going to do this time, and what complex unanswerable questions would she pose to the class?
Why are we so afraid of a girl who abides by her own set rules? Because she’s not afraid to get in trouble. Because “consequence” is just a word in a sea of many.
Because she’s not afraid to have an opinion
An independent woman attains independent thought. She has the most powerful freedom of all, freedom of the mind.
And you better believe she’s not afraid of expressing her fresh perspective and well educated point-of-view either. She can not and will not be brainwashed into thinking or feeling a certain way, especially if it’s against her strong-willed code of ethics.
She’s got the genetics of a revolutionary and her morals are un-f*cking-breakable.
Because she doesn’t need your validation
As the divine independent woman, Mohadesa Najumi once stated:
The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.
What is it about that statement that resonates with so many of the independent women I know and admire?
An independent woman’s confidence is not reliant on others, it comes from a far more powerful, stable place: within herself. When your self-esteem is your own and isn’t dependent on shallow compliments or validation, it’s real confidence.
It’s not shaky and ever changing in time with the moods of those who surround you.
And that scares the sh*t out of people.
Because she’s not afraid to bask in her own glory
An independent woman doesn’t hide behind the mask of “false modesty.” She’s not going to fold her hands and pretend she isn’t extremely proud of herself for achieving something kick ass.
Why do we push women to blow off their accomplishments? We compliment women and then are thrown, positively jarred when they reply with a “thank you” rather than “it was nothing.”
An independent woman is ferociously honest, and pretending she isn’t proud of herself would be lying — the worst sin of all sins.
Because she’s intimidating, not intimidated
An independent woman is not intimidated by the hierarchy. She knows she can hold her own anywhere, and that there is absolutely zero reason to be frightened unless you’re in physical danger.
In turn, she is seen as a wildly intimidating creature, especially to those who use cheap fear tactics to gain respect.
An independent girl sees right through the mask of the token bitch, she understands that real authority is founded on respect, not through unkind actions and nasty words.
Because she doesn’t need you, in general
An independent woman is so scary to the masses, because she really doesn’t need anyone. Our society frightens women into needing it, as a means to control them.
While an independent woman soulfully craves the arms of love as much as the next girl, she doesn’t need require affection to sustain her.
The beautiful part is this: If you fall in love with an independent woman, and she loves you back, it’s because she wants you — not because she needs you. And that is the purest love of all.
Because she doesn’t need you to like her
An independent, outspoken, smart woman has accepted that not everyone is going to like her, and unlike a lot of woman, that doesn’t throw her.
She owns her thoughts, feelings and opinions with such a fierce intensity, that the endless stream of hate society bestows upon her simply isn’t enough to stop her from being her f*cking awesome, individual, authentic self.
Her feelings may get hurt from time to time, after all she’s not made from stone. She accepts not all feelings will be good, and she’s made peace with not being universally liked and approved of.
She can’t help but be true to herself, despite the seemingly endless hurdles she has jump through because of it.
After all independent people, male or female or anyone in between, aren’t ones to take the easy way out. That’s why they’re the great groundbreakers of the universe.
The people who end up in history books because of their undying relentlessness for justice, freedom and self-expression.