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Yas queen! Can you say “yas queen” about something that happened more than 85 years ago?

Famed aviator Amelia Earhart, who has been in the news lately thanks to a new documentary that may or may not have provided conclusive evidence that she and her navigator survived their suspected plane crash, wrote to New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger in June 1932 to implore him to have his reporters stop referring to her by her husband’s last name in articles about her travels and accomplishments.

While Earhart’s may seem like an archaic request, it’s an issue that unfortunately is still very much alive, even today. There have been several notable instances in the last year alone, including when the Chicago Tribune infamously tweeted about an Olympic medal-winning trap shooter, calling her the wife of a Chicago Bears’ lineman instead of using her name.