Clutch magazine published and article titled, “I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T: Do We Know What That Means?” by Shahida Muhammad. “What do we mean when we call ourselves independent women?” is the opening line, follow by Webster dictionary definition. She also reference a video by “SPARKWISDOM” called “The Deception of the Independent Woman,” where a woman expresses her thoughts on deception of “MS independent,” is that one must be alone. At the end of the video Sparkwisdom encourage women to “go get your man,” if you want one, and don’t allow your theory of what an independent woman should have, stop you for sharing your life with someone special. At the end of the clutch article Muhammad gives her take the term Ms. Independent and why we should pay attention to what it really means, while singing our latest independent anthem song.
“I don’t need anyone, I can do it myself,” sound good for movies, books and lyrics; but I believe most women have their own definition of what Miss independent means and it is far from male bashing and having the most material possessions. Recently, I began a feature on my blog called “Miss Independent of the week!” The feature gives women an opportunity to defined what miss independent means to them in 50 words or less. I quickly learned that women see independence as a developed character and drive for life. So far none of them have said anything about not needing or wanting a man. I am sure, most of us song along with songs by Ne-Yo and Destiny’s Child, but at the end of the day, an independent woman (all grown-up) knows that the definition goes deeper than what society sells us.
What do you think?