The motivation for this site was the idea that I could archive some writing and audio documentary ideas on the way to landing a gig in an NPR office at Navy Pier in Chicago. (Home of WBEZ, the killer Third Coast Audio Fest, and the famed Public Radio personality, Ira Glass.)
Many things lead to the next, and while Chicago is three almost six years in the past and this blog explores many paths, it still acts as a great place to keep some friends informed of my thoughts, adventures, and ongoing interests. Plus, my parents like to brag about their daughter that blogs, so I try to give them something to talk about.
All that said, I would like to set the record straight on the name MS. darby. I’m not sure why so many people seem to have a problem with this, but I find that most people want to say MISS darby, as opposed to MS., pronounced miz.
Let us revisit the feminist movement of the 70’s, shall we? The idea that women were referred to with a title that revealed their marital status is, and continues to be, no less than downright annoying to me. And millions of other women agree.
Although the reality for women has changed and it is socially more acceptable to be a single woman, I reject the idea of indicating a woman’s marital status through the use of Miss or Mrs., thus insinuating her worth through the identity of a man. SHWAH. Hence the term Ms. The Ms. salutation is neutral, just like Mr. A married woman, single woman, divorced woman, widowed woman, ANY woman can use the title, thus taking the focus off a woman’s identity through her man (or “lack” thereof) and placing focus back where it ought to have been in the first place; the woman herself.
You can drop me a line at: darby at msdarby dot com
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