I might have reblogged this already but it’s so good I don’t care.
Kyriarchy in action.
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking.
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors.
My mom kept her name and it was never really something I noticed or thought about, until I realized that my paternal grandmother has, for the last 40+ years, called her “Mrs. White.”
It shocks me how offended people get over the idea of a woman wanting to keep her own last name after she gets married. I mean, if you want to change it, yes, go for it, do whatever you want. But why do it just because that’s what people think you have to do? I know women who have done it for that exact reason.
I…may have also gotten into a lot of arguments with people over this.