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Women Changing Names, Part 6. Love

Recap: Post #1—Women friends say they did not change their names or expressed regret they did. Post #2—Women friends say they changed their names because they didn’t think about it, to avoid complexity, and some were conflicted but did it anyway. Post #3—A history of women’s names. Post #4—A history of women’s legal rights & […]

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Women Changing Names, Part 5. Anna’s Story

Recap: Post #1—Women friends say they did not change their names or expressed regret they did. Post #2—Women friends say they changed their names because they didn’t think about it, to avoid complexity, and some were conflicted but did it anyway. Post #3—A history of women’s names. Post #4—A history of women’s legal rights & […]

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The Angry Blog

Changing your name to your husband’s is like flying the confederate flag. Mad already? Me too. Let’s talk about coverture. Eminent 18th-Century British jurist, William Blackstone, did a bunch of codifying and explaining of the laws of his time. And he said, By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, […]

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Women Changing Names, Part 1. Mad Woman

  Last fall, I wrote an angry blog about women taking their husband’s names. If you don’t believe me, I will provide the link at the very end. I was mad-mad-mad and itching for a fight. But, as any good shrink’ll tell you, anger is just the other side of hurt. So I didn’t post […]

A Cure for Facebook

Here’s the disease You do a quick morning check of Facebook. There’s a post about gun control.  You comment, “What she said!” You check back at lunch. There are 53 notifications. The gun feed has exploded, so to speak. It began as a civil debate. Now, people are ALL-CAPPING at one another. By 2 p.m. […]