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This Bad-Ass Video About Bad-Ass Women Suggests A New Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be either A) mushy and consumerist or B) desperate and lonely. There is an option C — to make it a day of empowerment and building support for a greater cause. It is a shocking disgrace that one-third of all women and girls will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. This beautiful and inspiring short film is a call for all of us to stand with those 1 billion women on Feb. 14 and beyond. Trigger warning: This video opens with graphic depictions of domestic violence that can be tough on both the eyes and heart.

This Bad-Ass Video About Bad-Ass Women Suggests A New Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Use Valentine’s Day and every other chance you have to support efforts like this. Share this video. Share your stories. Organize teach-ins and public demonstrations. Strike, dance, and rise to end violence against women.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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