Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dr. Ivy Answers

Amelia in Utah asks,
Dr. Ivy- What should I name my pet hamster? I was thinking of calling her Frank. What do you think?

Dr. Ivy says,
"To be Frank, don't do Frank. When's the last time you met a Frank and thought to yourself, 'Wow. This is an interesting person who I would like to get to know better'? That's what I thought. It's more likely that you met a Frank and thought to yourself 'I'm hungry for a hot dog.' We can do better. 

Of your hamster I know two things; 1. She is a female. 2. She has an exercise wheel. The metaphor is obvious. Like many females who have come before, your hamster runs the wheel of progress and equality. Sometimes it seems she is headed nowhere. Sometimes it seems no one notices. But like the great feminists Suffragettes in history, well all is said and done, your hamster's efforts, the turns of the wheel, make a difference for us all. It seems only appropriate, then, to name your new furry friend Millicent Fawcet after the leader of National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. 
You're welcome, Amelia. You're welcome, Millicent."

Dr. Ivy

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