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Nam­ing rights. Cri­sis? What cri­sis? Black ed­i­tor’s legacy. Home for hol­i­days. Girl­ish good looks? Hold the hy­per­bole.

Read­ing the let­ter from Andy Lipchak in the Fe­bru­ary-March 2016 is­sue re­gard­ing the miss­ing Mrs. in the ar­ti­cle “Win­ning back the vote” [Oc­to­ber-No­vem­ber 2015] re­minded me of my newly mar­ried life in ru­ral On­tario in the early 1970s. I was asked to con­trib­ute to a cook­book but was rep­ri­manded when I didn’t sub­mit my recipe un­der my hus­band’s name, as in “Mrs. Roger La­mont.” I protested that I had will­ingly taken his sur­name, but surely I didn’t need to take his first name as well! The com­pro­mise was that they put my given name in brack­ets fol­low­ing his ini­tial: Mrs. R. [Pa­tri­cia] La­mont.

Women’s lib has come a long way in forty-five years in that to­day, as a mar­ried woman, this let­ter can be signed with my own first name.

Pa­tri­cia E. La­mont Dun­can, Bri­tish Columbia

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