Why women need Galentine’s Day more than ever this year

In 2010, Galentine's Day was just another Parks and Rec episode, but in recent years it's become a symbol of female empowerment and solidarity. 
The fictional holiday, brought to life by Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler), was a day filled with "ladies celebrating ladies." Since the episode aired, Feb, 13 has become a real-life celebration of women's triumphs rather than oppression — and it's more important than ever this year.

Image: giphy The popularity of the day gives us an excuse to get our friends together, eat waffles, and drink cocktails. Naturally, businesses like Target , Amazon , and Walmart have tried to get in on the action and produce themed-products across the country. While food and drinks can be a great bonus to the party, the "holiday" is more than just a day brands can profit from. It is a time for women to come together to reflect on goals, dreams, and accomplishments.  Read more... More about Culture , Feminism , Mental Health , Parks And Recreation , and Web Culture