I know, Valentine's Day is a perfect time for a Feminist Christian Socialist to go off on a really good rant. I mean, we've got St.Valentine, whose message of 'thanks for being my friend' got corrupted wildly, commercialism gone rampant, and then the sexism of Women Want Stuff, all rolled into one "holiday". And your favourite Feminist Christian Socialist missed all the raving.
No surprise, but I don't give a rat's ass about Valentine's Day. I got a 100g bar of fair trade chocolate, and I'm glad to have it. My husband got ***censored***. Hahahaha. Anyway, one of my friends was saying that every year her husband gets on one knee and thanks her for not giving a shit about Valentine's Day. I told mine about that, in amusement, not as a hint, and he said, "I was kinda thinking you should do that for me about all the so-called men's things I don't give a shit about". Hehehe. This is true.
What annoys the hell out of me is the constant messages before V-Day suggesting that women are so shallow and petty that they want expensive shit and if you don't get it for her, she's dumping your ass. Okay... so it happens. But I'm thinking that those relationships probably are a bit strained anyway. If your man treats you like a princess every day, and you treat him like your prince every day, chances are, you don't need to find a way to act like the other is the freakin' Queen or King on Valentine's Day. If your relationship hinges on what you buy once or twice a year (because HELLO! Anniversaries!) there's a serious problem. I'm thinking you're probably not showing your partner enough appreciation all year round.
Or maybe I'm generalizing. I dunno.