You might’ve learned about some of the objections to Facebook’s “real” name policy – but do you know why it’s really such a big deal?
Some people think it’s just a matter of being “honest” about who you are, or not using Facebook if you don’t like it. But for lots of users, it’s not that simple – and the mere existence of this policy shows that Facebook really doesn’t understand who it’s harming.
This comic breaks it down, with some great ideas for what Facebook should be doing instead, and how you can help advocate for safer policies.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 8 Ways to Show Respect for Someone’s Name Change
- Things I’ve Learned from Writing Under a Gender-Neutral Name
Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @.