An excellent review of the dual standards over time.

Marriage follows the same pattern from the “I do” point in English-based countries, the woman by custom changes her name.

In some countries, you have two last names — the first last name from both the father and mother. A woman does not change her name when she marries.

Robert Heinlein’s book, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” contains an excellent analysis of marriage. From that, I agreed that it was stupid for my new wife to change her name when she married. Based on that book, I had already thought about it years before I met her.

She would been required to change her driver’s license, business cards, bank accounts, plus an insane list of other things. Dumb.

Things are getting better, and I expect the trend to continue, but precise equality may never be achievable. Before you disagree, consider the concept of perfection and how often it occurs.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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