This Anna Howard Shaw Day, give the gift of Feministing!

Anna Howard Shaw Day, known to some as “Valentine’s Day,” is coming exactly two weeks away.

I know that most of you won’t be celebrating the way Hallmark, Godiva, Zales and Victoria’s Secret want you to, by spending money traditional and tangible symbols of love. Some of you won’t be buying anything at all, because you think that Valentine’s Day is a ridiculous holiday that warrants no presents, or because you’d rather make a present than spend money on one. Some of you will be Occupying Valentine’s Day.

Those are all good choices. Do your thing – or, do nothing, and treat February 14th like just another Tuesday, because quite frankly, it is just another Tuesday.


If you do want to buy presents for your loved one(s), why not give the gift of Feministing merch?

Over the holidays, a bunch of readers bought Feministing gear, presumably to stuff stockings or to pass out over the course of eight crazy nights. If you weren’t one of them, now’s your chance to delight your designated giftee with high quality Feministing swag.

For snuggling (and other amorous acts), you can’t go past the Feministing blanket.

Feministing buttons come in a ten-pack, so you can share the bird-flipping love around.

Might I interest you in some Feministing underwear?

There are plenty more gift ideas at the store, from hoodies to hats, from Kindle sleeves to coin purses. Go check out the store, and if you do buy something, snap a photo of you or your loved one wearing or holding it, and we’ll post it on the site!

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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