So when February fourteenth rolls by in a couple of days, celebrate, promote and push V-Day instead. Ironically Valentine's Day is said to have originated with a Roman festivity in which naked men sacrificed a goat, dipped its hide in blood, and whipped women with it in the name of fertility. V-Day fights violence against women—rape, battery, incest, genital mutilation and slavery. It is V-Day's fifteenth anniversary this year. They want one billion women and men who support a stop to violence against women to step out and rise up. One billion is said to be the number of women whose lives are in some way impacted by violence against women around the world. In Melbourne, on the 14th at 5.45 pm, thousands of women will rise up in Federation Square to say no to violence. Why don't you pop along too? Or look on the website for events happening in your local area. Seems a much better way to spend this otherwise commercially repugnant day doesn't it?
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