Acts of self-naming seem more than reasonable -- they’re self-affirming, somewhat instinctive and protective. They show an ownership of one’s own narrative. They make complete sense to me.
clutch magazine
Even a teacher once asked if there was a dollar sign in her name.
Irritating that men get patted on the back for changing their names while women get smacked around the “bad feminist” ring for a while.

Oct 29, 2012 at 2:00pm | 262 comments

gender changes
Imagine trying to do something that requires ID with an identification that doesn’t appear to be you. And imagine doing it over and over again and having to explain the situation to people who may be actively hostile and aggressive.