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V-Day Antics

At a time of year when stories of orgasm workshops, vagina-shaped lollipops, and sex toy bingo have become the norm on far too many campuses, it’s great to see students working to reclaim Valentine’s Day from radical feminists. At Bucknell University, the Bucknell University Conservatives Club (BUCC) is holding its second annual Valentine’s Day flower sale. The club sells flowers, delivers the flowers on Valentine’s Day (in formal attire), and donates the proceeds to a local women’s shelter. Deb Vicinsky, the secretary of the Conservatives Club, said, “We’re trying to reclaim Valentine’s Day by combating the message espoused by the Vagina Monologues. We want people to remember that Valentine’s Day is about celebrating women and love, not carrying on about reproductive organs.” At George Washington University, the GW Republican Women are honoring “Women of Substance, Not Sex” through a campus advertising campaign. Political affairs director for the group, Meredith Jessup explains, “We’re showing examples of various women in history who exemplified the true spirit of women’s liberation—using their minds, spirit, creativity, etc.—instead of promiscuity and vulgarity.”   More student stories are available here. Any student brave enough to stand up to Eve Ensler and her “Vagina Warriors” deserves our admiration — they can be an intimidating bunch.