Appetite For Distraction

From an unlikely source - a character in Parks and Recreation - comes a modest proposal for a feminist answer to Valentine’s Day

11th February, 2018
Could Galentine’s Day end up occupying a similar place in the popular consciousness to Valentine’s Day?

You know how Valentine’s Day is just a commercial endeavour created by greeting-card companies to sell heart-shaped tat to the masses? A cynical ploy to make you simultaneously fret about the state of your relationship, while also spending money on more crap to stuff into your already-overstuffed drawers of rubbish alongside three Phillips screwdrivers, a receipt for a vacuum cleaner you bought three years ago and 47p in sterling? (Can you tell I’m single this...

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