what would you have done?
DAWN C. GORDON
I7BF at UNB.CA
Mon Feb 12 15:35:52 EST 1996
Thanks for all the replies; much appreciated. The whole incident
still bothers me once and a while, but that is because I was/am not
put off by the questioning. My husband, when I told him the story,
thought that they had a right a) to confirm the publications were
mine and b) to wonder how a young person, just married, could deal
with upcoming changes (ie, does she (or he) have a suportive spouse
if moving/sacrifices are involved? And believe me, sacrifices were
involved (my husband was unemployed nearly 2 years, but in the fall
found a super job).
Since I did not meet any male candidates who were married, I
could not ask them the question; anyhow, the whole thing arose from
the surname discrepancy of the publications. What grounds would
they have to ask the questions if I had not changed my surname? My
fault for being "old-fashioned"?
Alas, I will never know.
From reading some of the postings, I should not complain (ie,
the physician who drew power from ordering women to disrobe, and the
anti-women/children boss). For the really hard cases, and where
there is no possible legal recourse, I would only feel pity for
them. What a horrible life they must have if they derive power not
from respect but from intimidation
In any case, I have learned a valuable lesson for the future.
P.S. Thanks again!
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