Valentine’s Day – Another Sexist Holiday

January 28th, 2019 by Ken

Who can be  against love?  What person in his or her right mind can object to an innocuous holiday like Valentine’s Day?

Well, count me in as one who thinks Valentine’s Day has outlived its purpose.

Historically, Valentine’s Day has been the time when man, through buying presents for woman (usually flowers, candy and jewelry) proclaims his life long love and promises of a romantic future.

Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth.

Men buys gifts for women on Valentine’s Day for one reason – and one reason only – – he’s expected to.   A man can forget his lover’s birthday, or can forget his anniversary, but woe be to the man who forgets a present on Valentine’s Day. 

Media and merchandising messages has created an expectation in women, that the man in her life will show his affection on this one day of the year devoted solely to love.  And he will show that expectation through the purchase of a romantic gift.

And on February 15, women across the country, will gather at the water cooler at work, or wherever working women gather, and compare notes on their valentine gift.  No woman wants to be left out of the conversation or made the butt of jokes.  Men buy gifts on Valentine’s Day because it is expected.

Valentine’s Day has outlived its usefulness, if it ever had any.  Women have gained major strides in our modern society.  The need of men to woe women no longer exists.  I am absolutely amazed, that the feminists of our society are not out on the streets with pickets signs, proclaiming the inherent sexism of the holiday.

Could it be, that feminists want gifts on Valentine’s Day just as much as any other woman?

That has to be on the only explanation for why we still have this silly, sexist holiday of Valentine’s Day.

Now, what time do the stores close, I have to buy a card?

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