It's 1976 and the era of the Independent Female. America is celebrating its bicentennial and you're a woman celebrating your own independence with Roe v. Wade. What girl doesn't like keeping their options open? You're 21 and moving the fuck out of your parents place in Michigan and into 'The Big Apple'. Apple just launched their first computer, but you'll be using a typewriter for quite some time. Debbie Harry is celebrating her own feminine power with the release of her smash hit album 'Blondie'. Your mother can't get enough of Neil Sedaka and your sister loves the Bay City Rollers. Your father bought you a Pontiac as a grad present and your brother can't stop listening to Nazareth's 'Love Hurts'. As you drive away along the Carefree Highway, you daydream 40 years into future. It's 2016 and women will have equal pay. They won't be taxed extra on hygiene products. No, women will be represented in the media and in politics as much as men. Women will have access to free birth control. There will be no body shaming or double standards. Ahh! You feel optimistic. Light a Virginia Slim because you've come a long way, baby. So throw your hat high, because as it has been said on TV since you were 15, "Love is all around no need to waste it. You can have a town why don't you take it? You are going to make it after all!".