Happy Valentine’s Day you courageous women who love freedom!

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“Vinegar Valentines,” the mean-spirited and downright evil way spurned lovers and haters communicated their feelings on this day of loving appreciation.

But to me, the most interesting angle was how women who fought for their rights were put down and ridiculed by love ones. It was hard for politically determined women to get love on this day in the Victorian era. Have we made progress?

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