Female dependency automatically relegates women to second-class citizenship. Their "need" to have a man do every little thing for them - whether it is driving them out shopping, voting for the both of them (it was not that long ago when American women were forbidden to vote, own a credit card in their own name, drive a car, or even have their own bank account), supporting her, rendering her back into childhood when only little girls needed to be taken care of (Betty Friedan). Do women in the 21st century need to be dependent upon men like that? No. Do they need to do their own thinking and openly challenge the whole concept of female second-class citizenship? Yes, they do.