BunkyBrewman: The more obvious explanation is that those who changed their name are less inclined to pursue their career over their family. (and vice versa)The obvious tag should be in play.
tonguedepressor: *whooosh* That's the sound of this headline's reference going over 99% of the Fark community.
BunkyBrewman: The more obvious explanation is that those who changed their name are less inclined to pursue their career over their family. (and vice versa)
GoldSpider: Whose last name do the kids get?
Mangoose: There is nothing worse than dealing with a woman who changed her name and then gets divorced because they suddenly change all their contact information. Judi_husbandslastname[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]liame[* image 7x13]com becomes Judi_maidename[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]decrovidtogi[* image 7x13]com etc...It's annoying. Keep your professional and personal identities separate.
Foxxinnia: It's almost as if women who don't change their name after marriage often chose to do so because they are well-established in their respective fields which generally means that they already receive fairly high incomes.
burdock: GoldSpider: Whose last name do the kids get?Being that these couples never seem to have human children, by custom the dogs get the dad's last name and the cats get mom's.
Johnsnownw: True enough, my wife is a doctor. She said she didn't work that hard to become Dr. (my last name)./I don't really care//I kind of do.
aerojockey: See, for all the silly stuff some feminists make an issue out of, I don't really understand why they let this one pass. This "tradition" is pretty much patriarchy personified. I mean, if you're gonna protest against one thing that doesn't really matter that much just for symbolic reasons, this would be the thing./would prohibit future wife from taking my name, because goddamnit I'm the man and what I say goes
lack of warmth: Johnsnownw: True enough, my wife is a doctor. She said she didn't work that hard to become Dr. (my last name)./I don't really care//I kind of do.I hear ya./guy code//you married female Dr. Evil
walktoanarcade: Wtf are you smoking? Feminists biatch over that all the time.
ChadM89: The tradition of changing the name of course dates back to the beginnings of marriage, when the woman actually became the man's property. This would also be a legitimate source of resistance to the practice in modern women.
aerojockey: I mean, you can always find some loudmouth making an issue of anything
aerojockey: walktoanarcade: Wtf are you smoking? Feminists biatch over that all the time.Not really. I mean, you can always find some loudmouth making an issue of anything, but there's never really been an organized feminist attack on last names that's gotten traction in the same way that attacks on gender-specific job titles, or even gender-specific pronouns has.
tonguedepressor: Maybe its 'cuz your last name is Wu.
Prey4reign: My dream in life is not to become a good husband; it is to become a trophy husband. I am willing to change my last name for the right offer.
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