Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Hijacking of Valentine's Day

I rarely post others' work but I find this worthy.

Some women are replacing Valentine's Day with a V-Day of protest, inspired by and utilizing the male-bashing, strongly praised, strongly criticized Vagina Monologues.

In this essay in today's Federalist, Stephen Rhoades, a professor at the University of Virginia questions the justice and wisdom of that.

I recognize that Valentine's Day has become less an expression of love and more a marketing-inspired spendfest. It does cry out for replacement. But I'd replace it with a less materialistic expression of love--romantic and otherwise--not a replacement that unfairly tars an entire gender, indeed a worthy one. 

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