Joyous Buy-Me-Flowers-Or-You-Get-No-Sex-Today Day to you! What do you have planned? Did you make a reservation at some trendy bistro? Did you order flowers and pyjamas online? F*** THAT! Flowers die, chocolate melts, and if she eats them, she won’t want to wear those sexy pyjamas. If you really love your woman, then take her to a onebillionrising.org event. This V-Day, throughout the world, there are One Billion Rising events: art shows, live bands, happy hours, all out parties, etc. Proceeds go to a good cause: fighting violence and abuse against women everywhere. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, until it is finally not true: women are the n****rs of the world. They are blamed for crimes committed against them, sold into hard labour and sex slavery, treated like they are less than human, and that is just in the US!
Maybe you don’t have time to lobby Congress or start petitions or completely undermine an entire patriarchal system of degradation and misogyny that has been in place for thousands of years, but I’m sure you have time for a drink, so go do something that will support people who risk their lives to give women a voice and power. Go to OneBillionRising.org and find out what’s happening in your area. If you’re in Rochester, I’ll see you at Skylark Lounge tonight, 40 S Union Street. :-)
V-Day: Because flowers are stupid.