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