How Judging Women for Dependence on Men Reveals Your Internalized Misogyny

Lots of people think feminism means being a “strong, independent woman.” And it’s great if that’s what it means to you!

But if you’ve judged women who don’t take the same route, that might be your internalized misogyny showing up.

Have you ever thought about why some women depend on support from men? This smart comic breaks it down with a reminder many feminists could learn from.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Ronnie Rene Ritchie is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism, an illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear.

This comic was done in collaboration with Luna Merbruja. Luna Merbruja is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism. She’s the author of Trauma Queen, an intern at Biyuti Publishing, international sorceress of performance art, and co-coordinator of the 2014 International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering. She’s currently working towards her career as a sex and trauma therapist.