Valentine’s Day: Favorite Feminists Edition

For the last few years, the Exponent has offered fine works of humor and art as Valentines for readers searching for that perfect way to say “I love you.”  You can access the church history collection here and the women of the Bible collection here.  I know that many of you have been worried that we would fail you this year.  If not for the Exponent, how would you get crudely drawn cards from a bottom of the line computer program? Well worry no more friends.  The cards are here.  Without further ado:

bell hooks


Tell the one who has captured your heart how you feel:

You’ve caught me bell hooks, line and sinker!




Gloria Steinem


Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about romance.  If you’re far from someone you love, let Gloria Steinem help you express your longing for a reunion:

I Ms. You!



Simone de beauvoir

Love is all about partnership, equality and becoming our best selves.  Simone de Beauvoir knew what was up:

On the day when it will be possible for women to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself, on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life.  Let’s make it today.


Last but not least, why not let one of our favorite MoFems help you spark the romance you’ve been dreaming of?


Let’s misbehave…and make Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s job much easier!


With one of these cards in your pocket, your Valentine’s day can’t help but  be a success! I know that it is already a guaranteed win in our home.  We have a special bonus stake conference in broadcast form.  Can we say bye-week? What what?! Mama’s sleeping in, not wrangling a child in a hall and staying in her jammies!  Nothing says “I love you” like “I will facilitate you getting a nap, my beloved spouse.” I hope your day will be as magical as mine is shaping up to be.  I’ve certainly done my best to help.


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8 Responses

  1. Ziff says:

    Awesome! Thanks for continuing this excellent tradition!

  2. Caroline says:

    These are awesome, Em!! So glad you kept the tradition alive.

  3. Rachel says:

    I always love these! (And am sincerely impressed with your drawing skills.) xo

  4. EmilyCC says:

    I love them all but most of all Laurel’s!

  5. Alisa says:

    Brava! Thank you for making me smile this morning.

  6. So much fun to see my Aunt Laurel on a Valentine! It looks just like her! These are awesome. ♥

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