June 4 is National Old Maids Day. Yes, seriously.
While it seems unlikely that anyone in America actually spends this holiday pitying “old maids” (generally defined as women who are disastrously unmarried while being over the age of – gasp – 25), this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the many women who are smart, successful and all-around awesome… and happen to not have a ring on their finger.
There is unbelievable pressure on women to want marriage and children, and those who don’t are considered defective. And even when women do want those things, but haven’t found the right partner or don’t feel ready, they are constantly asked about it if not outright bullied into hurrying up (See also: Crazy Jewish Mom and Susan Patton.)
This is especially true of celebrity women, who are asked about their love lives at every turn.