How Come I'm the Only One Who Kept My Maiden Name?

My name is Christie O’Brien Tate. It's the name I’ve had all my life.  It will always be my name, even though I'm married with two children, and I'm the only one in my household with the last name Tate.  For as long as I can remember, I planned to keep my maiden name.  Long before I read the work of Betty Friedan or Catharine MacKinnon, I knew I wanted my name to stay with me. Sometimes when people ask me why I kept my maiden name, I joke that I'm horrible with paperwork, so there's no way I was going to schlep down to the DMV to update my driver’s license. ...more
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How Come I'm the Only One Who Kept My Maiden Name?

My name is Christie O’Brien Tate. It's the name I’ve had all my life.  It will always be my name, even though I'm married with two children, and I'm the only one in my household with the last name Tate.  For as long as I can remember, I planned to keep my maiden name.  Long before I read the work of Betty Friedan or Catharine MacKinnon, I knew I wanted my name to stay with me. Sometimes when people ask me why I kept my maiden name, I joke that I'm horrible with paperwork, so there's no way I was going to schlep down to the DMV to update my driver’s license. ...more
I have made a professional name for myself and I don't want to lose that recognition by ... more

What About Us? Young Feminists and the Budget

[How do young feminists see the future of feminism? What are the issues that most concern them as they enter adulthood in a terrible economy? The answers might surprise you. Teenage feminist Talia bat Pessi at Star of Davida participated in a webinar about the budget with NOW President Terry O’Neill, and she came away feeling dismayed.—Mona] She writes: ...more
As a leader of a state and national political organizations, I often have to remind people that ... more

The $100 Question: Tell JennyAlice About Your Most Memorable Road Trip

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

The most memorable road trip I took was from Missoula, MT to Massachusetts. My friend had moved ... more