Today your neighborhood grocery stores are probably decorated with red and pink balloons and your social network news feeds are full of adorable kittens (just like on any other day, really, but these are special kittens). It is the dreaded/anticipated 14th of February - the V-Day. Whether you are thinking of spending this day (or at least part of it) curled up on a couch with your significant other/your cat/a pint of your favorite ice cream/a whole pie or whatever makes you happy, or maybe getting drunk with your friends in a celebratory/sad/everyday manner, or maybe working most of the day, because you are, say, in graduate school and have no life, you should remember that "V" in V-Day doesn't only stand for "Valentine", but also for "Victory" and "Vagina". Eve Ensler and friends suggest that today we acknowledge the global struggle of women against violence and join them in this struggle. So, think about it, whether you are fluffy and happy, or gloomy and bitter, or just regular everyday normal you today.
P.S. If you happen to be in Murfreesboro, TN, come out to the screening of "Until the Violence Stops" today at 7pm on MTSU campus (BAS S102).
P.S.2 If you don't happen to be in Murfreesboro, TN, you can turn on Democracy Now or CNN International tonight for some V-Day news.