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 was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.
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