Submitted by megan on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 21:44
If ever there was a day that needed to be rehabilitated for young girls, it is valentine's day.
Christ almighty, I hated valentine's day in grade school. All the anticipation, all the disappointment. Because some boy hadn't sent me a valentine. Or knowing he sent me one because his mom made him.
Your value calculated in the number of valentines, and their size; the size of your pile relative to the other girls around you. Your worth measured by flimsy paper representations of boys' judgement.
Fuck that shit.
For the fifth year, the Girls' Action Foundation has earmarked February 14th as the National Day of Action.
Girls from all over the country have put together kick ass projects that either happen or culminate on Feb 14th. Good to see that Ottawa is healthily represented, with Hopewell and Miss G putting in projects.
Before one of the organizers asked me to blog about it, I'd heard about it through the Facebook group.
So when she emailed, I was prepared and more than happy to say yes, I will tell all of my readers that on Feb 14th, they should send their loved ones, particularly their young-girl loved ones, an e-card or two.
Young girls should be loved by everyone.