The 4thof July is all about fireworks and fun. In fact, summer is the time to kick back, count your blessings, and enjoy friends and family.
Maybe it’s the long days and the extra hours of sunshine, but this season brings out the best in life. We remove our noses from the grindstone and make time to travel to our favorite destinations. We might even choose to kick-start our adventurous side and head out for parts unknown. Whatever your choice, work/life balance tends to tip toward the second word in that equation and living life to the fullest becomes a priority.
July 4thembodies that spirit marking our nation’s annual birthday celebration. Synonymous with fireworks—the festive representation of “bombs bursting in air”—this particular holiday is all about family, food, and fun. But, when you come to think of it, it wasn’t always so much fun for the women of the land…
Yet, as we celebrate the 4th, it behooves us to remember what things were like not so long ago. I just happened across an ad from the ‘50s that shows a staple of every July 4thpicnic along with the prevailing sentiment of the time. As they say, “a picture speaks a thousand words” and this one says it all!
So happy 4th, happy feminism, and, taking a cue from the fireworks, don’t forget to be feisty (and maybe, even, a little explosive)!