The Valentine’s Day Truce
By Chelsea Bliefernicht
As human beings, we love splitting things into teams. Whether it’s Badgers vs. non-Badgers, Team Paris vs. Team Nicole, or Team Edward vs. Team Jacob, we’re all about picking sides.
Even when it comes to love, the female population is ripped down the middle, separating the Single from the Taken… or rather, the Bitter from the Love-Struck.
What if it didn’t have to be that way though? What if love didn’t divide us but instead unified us? What if we all just embraced love in it’s purest form? These are the very questions that embody the Love Revolution.
Valentine’s Day Tradition
February 14th is a hopeless-romantic’s dream come true and a feminist’s worst nightmare. It’s the one holiday that capitalizes on lingerie and heart-shaped… well, everything. Boys are expected to buy expensive flowers and boxes of chocolates. Girls are trained to think that if they don’t get anything, they’re not appreciated. The one thing Valentine’s fails to embrace, ironically enough, is love.
The Love Revolution
True love is not about chocolates, cards, or giant stuffed animals. It doesn’t matter if you eat an expensive dinner at a candle-lit restaurant or a take-and-bake pizza on the broken couch in your basement, as long as you’re with the people you care about. So head over to Papa John’s for a heart-shaped pizza, and snuggle up to a Rom-Com (something guy and girl friendly, like the classic ”There’s Something About Mary”) or start a Gosling-thon with your single friends and your favorite bottle of wine.
Don’t spend this Tuesday emotionally overindulging, Ladies, whether it’s in lust or pity – embrace love, plain and simple. Take the day to purely love; love yourself, love your friends, love your family.
Here’s to re-vamping Valentine’s Day, ladies!
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