While wandering around the internet yesterday I came across a comment that said something along the lines of “if you change your name when you get married, don’t expect to get taken seriously as a feminist”. Okaaay then. Now I know that this is a hot button issue for many people, but I’m not one of them. I am however, someone who came to identify as a feminist after I got married and changed my name. So does that make me a bad feminist, or not a feminist at all? Do I need to change my name back again to my father’s surname to be a real feminist? Or can I be taken seriously just as I am? Or does this rule only apply to feminists who get married while being a feminist?
SotBO: I don’t have an issue with anyone who chooses not to change their name when they get married. I don’t have an issue with people who choose never to get married. Whatever works for you, and it’s none of my business anyway.