Long before smug invidious harpies like Kimberlé Crenshaw were born to indoctrinate petulant jilted feminists — actual women of strength helped shape this country. They answered liberty’s call while maintaining their estimable femininity. Next year we’ll continue to focus on those Liberty Belles.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the capable female archetype. It’s always been my view that women are equal to men through their different strengths. As I researched for the new calendar I realized there was a little known thread of American history in which strong women are woven into it’s tapestry. Strangely enough, I absolutely despise the new generation of allegedly strong female characters dominating the cultural landscape.
The most prolific feature at the forefront of feminism today is a radically tacit superiority complex that women are just better than men in every way. Arrogance and pride have never been attractive features in either males or females. Somehow though, they’re more obnoxious in women.
While the Daughters of Liberty were decidedly capable maidens, they exercised humility alternatively to arrogance. As an example, Deborah Sampson was one capable woman who believed in the cause of liberty. Sampson covertly enlisted in the Continental Army to fight for freedom.
However, after being honorably discharged from service, Sampson toured the country sharing her experiences from the war. Along with expressing the importance of having the capability to do a man’s work, she stressed to her audiences the importance of maintaining traditional female roles.
In light of the radical feminist campaign to rid the world of toxic masculinity, it’s important to remember the message of these iconic American women — not to abandon the femininity that makes women great.
By 2018, we had produced two trilogies of modern warfare themed “Liberty Belles” calendars. We were already busy shooting the seventh edition when I envisioned a Revolutionary War incarnation of the calendar which would showcase women like Deborah Sampson. Bound by the constraints of time, I dismissed the idea as being nearly impossible to produce before the annual printing deadline.
Fortunately, as most of you know by now (because you probably own one) we ended up taking the risk and succeeded in meeting the deadline to contrive Liberty Belles 1776. To date, it’s been the best selling edition of the calendar we have ever had the pleasure of producing for you.
Consequently, a sequel is needed for 2021. We will be answering that need with the new “Liberty Belles 1780” edition. Many historians consider 1780 to be the darkest period during the American Revolutionary War. Thusly, it’s the perfect mid-way point in the time period to set this next edition of the calendar.
In today’s social justice war against masculinity (which ignores these strong, yet humble historic figures in favor of modern matriarchal dominating females) I suspect this relatively forgotten history is more relevant to the woke culture war than ever before. Next year, you can expect us to continue bringing these humble warrior poppets of the Revolution to the forefront of the cultural battlefront.