1. Every February, Los Angeles resident and filmmaker Tani Ikeda said that she goes through a struggle on the anniversary of her assault.
“Valentine’s Day is always hard for me because every store front is decorated in red and pink reminders that this was the day I was sexually assaulted,” Ikeda told BuzzFeed News.
3. So Ikeda decided to spend this year’s Valentine’s Day organizing #SurvivorLoveLetter, a campaign that encourages survivors of sexual assault to write themselves love letters.
6. Ikeda organized a hashtag and Tumblr page along with Suey Park, another feminist activist, as “an act of defiance, a declaration of self-love, and a call to allies to honor the survivors in their lives.”
- Bomb threats were called into Jewish centers in at least 13 states today, making it the fifth wave of threats since January.
- The suspect in a Kansas shooting that left an Indian man dead thought he was shooting Iranians, and the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.
- The House Intelligence chairman denied that his call to a reporter at the behest of the White House would influence the probe of Trump and Russia.
- "Moonlight" won Best Picture at the Oscars, but they accidentally gave it to "La La Land" first 😳