Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers!

9 Comments:

Blogger Ern said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Dr. Helen, and to everybody else here!

10:35 AM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger DADvocate said...

I hope you and your's have a wonderful day.

10:38 AM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger God Of Bacon said...

I bought a card with a grinning dog on it.

"Your present's in the yard."

Good thing I married someone who understands my sense of humor.

11:27 AM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger J. Durden said...

Thanks, Dr. Helen!

It appears the link I tried to leave you in the last post became broken (sorry about that, I don't own The Spearhead) so here's a link to the same post I was trying to share with you.

I'd love to see you read it and see what you think!

- J.

1:33 PM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger Topher said...

I am unexpectedly happy today!

The true, philio-spirit of Valentine's Day has been ripped away by commercialism and become another brick in entitlement, leading Marc Rudov to lead a boycott of "the least romantic day in the calendar." Watch the ads, 19 out of 20 have a doofus man buying something for the love of his life, he lives in fear of her anger if he doesn't keep up with the Jonese. The other ad (just saw it this week) has a woman buy a man a greeting card.

However, I was VERY pleasantly surprised when my lady friend gave me a small gift and a card and gave no hint of feeling "entitled" to romance from me. Thus we actually had a spontaneous, enjoyable and mutually ego-free day! Really the way it ought to be!

2:29 PM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger Topher said...

And Happy Valentine's Day to the Dr Helen posse. It's really nice to have a place where our concerns as men are validated, and we can vent without being banned for phantom "misogyny."

2:30 PM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger blahga the hutt said...

Actually,

Isn't supposed to be "V-Day" or something like that?...

4:14 PM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger Topher said...

"Isn't supposed to be "V-Day" or something like that?..."

You make a good point, blahga. The F-words have tried to re-make Valentine's Day into an activist holiday highlighting violence against women.

I think it has all the feel of a guilt trip - women who enjoy the romance are made to feel guilty they aren't in an abusive relationship (which is portrayed as tragically common), and men are to be guilted because other men beat their women.

5:21 PM, February 14, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Most violent relationships are mutually violent.

Most children who are killed die at the hands of a woman (not even counting abortion.)

So I say we forgive women and buy them something nice anyway.

Trey

2:49 PM, February 16, 2010  

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