"In order to make sure that we will see ourselves as half-people
, with an addiction
to getting our identity form serving others
tries hard to convert us as young women into 'man junkies;' that is, into people who need regular shots of male-approval
and presence, both professionally and personally."
Gloria Steinem, 1979
A fairly controversial term that has often been misconstrued to mean that any woman who has men in her life or who enjoys the company of men is bad, not feminist, wrong (see: man hating). However, this definition only implies that needing approval and attention from men is something that society forces on women, therefore limiting their ability to self-actualize and self-define.