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Let’s Talk About Names: Britni

As we began planning a wedding and a life together, we kept coming back what to do about our last names.

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Do public schools hate Christian kids? No.

Do public schools hate Christian kids? No.

“The Thaw” claims that public schools persecute Christian students.

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The perils of funny feminism

Are feminists losing sight of how humor can oppress in a rush to be seen as funny?

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Let’s Talk About Names: Nia

Having people see you the way you want to be seen – the way you see yourself – is a privilege. Without it, every day is a battle to have your identity validated, a battle against erasure and for self-determination.

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Let’s Talk About Names: Robyn

The power of my own quest for authenticity may be my greatest lesson to impart as a parent.

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Let’s Talk About Names: Minna

I had grown into my name, and it suited me. Trust, however, that had I found a better name along the way, I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat, and to hell with anyone who judged me for doing so.

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Let’s Talk About Names: Rawls

I’m attached to my name because of the stories that come with it and because of the perspective they’ve given me on the world.

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Let’s Talk About Names: Natalie

If there’s a single name that feels the least “real,” the most connected to social structures, cis-het-patriarchy and its assumptions, it’s the one I was given at birth.

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Let’s Talk About Names: Andrea

While we’re demanding that women be treated equitably in this society, we’re saying that it’s up to women — still — to make the “proper” choice, like not taking their husbands’ names, to legitimize feminism.

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