Jessica Valenti

@JessicaValenti

Feminist evangelist & author. Founder of @Feministing. Cute sneezer, big eater. http://jessicavalenti.tumblr.com

Andrew ordered us credit cards from our joint bank acct (under each of our OWN names), and this is what I got.  F'ing patriarchy wins again. #fb

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1895 days ago

Andrew ordered us credit cards from our joint bank acct (under each of our OWN names), and this is what I got. F'ing patriarchy wins again. #fb

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Cruella1 1888 days ago

Ah no - what you do is you max it out and when they want the money you politely explain that you are not, and never have been jessica golis but you'e heard there might be a woman of that name living in australia...

RowdyPuddleduck 1888 days ago

ZOMG! Send it back....OR if they're going to be like that, demand that they issue the credit cards in the name of Mr. and Ms. Jessica Valenti, and when they get all huffy explain that in 2009, Mrs. Him is as ludicrous as Mr. Her in terms of bank cards? Lo

BeckyTempstairs 1888 days ago

Fuck that! Send it back!

TheDannosaur 1889 days ago

You rock! Loved "Full Frontal Feminism." I know you won't take this lying down, Ms. Valenti.

lisebrown 1890 days ago

way - they told her she "had to" sign it with her "new" name.

lisebrown 1890 days ago

yeah, this type of thing is horribly common. my sister just got married and kept her name, and many people didn't realize this and wrote out checks to her using her "new" (incorrect) last name. one bank would not allow her to cash a check written out this

bdiermccomb 1895 days ago

lol oh dear. I've had similar stuff with my bank back home where they leave out my mom's half of my hyphenated name unless I explicitly tell them not to.