Valentine's Day. Whether you're with someone or not, the holiday can be difficult to really enjoy. You're either dressing up to eat at a restaurant with an overpriced "specialty" menu, or you're disappointed in the date your partner has planned for you and end up crying into a discounted box of chocolates on Feb. 15. OK, it's not always that bad. Sometimes V-Day is really great, but if you know how to make Valentine's Day a feminist holiday, you can get even more pumped about your potential chocolate overdose.
The holiday isn't exactly known for being one that celebrates being a woman. Instead, it's considered a holiday for love and focuses more on what your SO should buy you as a gift, what lingerie you should wear, and which sexual activities you'll enjoy later. You're expected to be decked out in red and pink, to cut pancakes into heart shapes, and to basically have googly heart eyes all day long as you gush over your SO.
Who says you have to sit around all day waiting for your partner to surprise you with a box of chocolates you could've bought yourself? Who says if you're single you have to be moping and watching You've Got Mail on repeat as you hate yourself? Who says you have to give a coupon for blow jobs just because it's Valentine's Day? Girl, it's time to turn Valentine's Day into your own feminist holiday.