How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A kid's name can tell us something about his parents -- their race, social standing, even their politics. But is your name really your destiny?


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Inmaculada Rodríguez Cunill from New York

Hi,and sorry for my English. I am in NY to improve it. My two last name are Rodríguez-Cunill. This last one represents my destiny, I think. Despite not wanting to be politically incorrect, I think so because a taboo is involved to the word 'cunill'. This name come from Latin, and convey the sexual female organ, as you can check in the word 'cunnilingus' ( It can seem a little embarrasing, but I am very happy with my name. Along seven years I have been suffering from workplace bullying in the Department of Painting in the University of Seville, Spain, where I have visualized in images and texts the ways how the patriarchal power practises psychologic violence against my creative and academic carreer (anonymous emails, glass-ceiling, concealed curriculum...) My name represents for me the women resistance facing the patriarchal power tending to eliminate the capacity of women making artistic discourses revealing the big lies about who is permitted to develop her/himself throughout the Academia. You can see more about this struggle in my blog ( Definitely, I am proud of being a woman, of fighting the male-dominated world of art and, of course, of my last name.

Aug. 05 2014 10:28 AM

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