(Closed) An honest question for self-proclaimed feminists and the name change

posted 10 years ago in Names
Post # 91
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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MissDallasCowboy:  feminism being the equality of men & women, I think that everyone should have the choice to either share a name or not.

The point is that you have a choice, and you have made your choice. You have made your choice so that you and your children and husband will share a unifying name. There is nothing wrong with that.

I nearly pushed to have my husband take my name as a second middle name and me take his last and keep my last as my second middle name, but the rigamarole of beaurocracy changed my mind. I wish it were as easy for men to change their names as women, because that’s the real feminist issue.

Post # 92
1228 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Comparing the misguided “SEEEEEE this is why I’m not a feminist!!!!” responses of four years ago to the thoughtful replies of today is sooooo refreshing! I really do feel like we’ve come a long way the the past couple years.

I remember getting in arguments in college over things like this (“I’m not a feminist because I don’t hate men!” “I’m not a feminist because all feminists want is special treatment at the expense of men!”) 10 years ago. So seeing thoughtful responses that show more women these days really seem to understand what it means to be a feminist makes me happy.

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