(one's) own man/woman/person

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(one's) own man/woman/person

Independent in action or thought; not accepting or swayed by outside influences. When I was younger, I would do anything my friends were doing, but I'm my own person now. You won't be able to manipulate her—she's really her own woman. You can't just accept everything you read in the media—you have to be your own man.
See also: man, own, person, woman

(one's) own man

Independent in judgment and action.
See also: man, own

(one's) own woman

Independent in judgment or action: She has always been her own woman.
See also: own, woman
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We have our own women cricket team and I am hopeful that our team will play Pakistan women cricket team in near future,' he said.
Is it more appropriate to invite a (male) minister from another faith tradition to read the Gospel and to give the homily during our Catholic Mass than to invite one of our own women to do the same?
I wonder what image they leave our visitors with,if this is how they treat our own women.