Should you keep your last name after getting married or change it? The question is more complicated than you think -- especially when considering all ...
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While the idea of marriage may be outdated and tied to patriarchal, gender/sex-biased traditions, it remains an ideal for the majority of Americans
Women often debate whether to take their husband's last name upon marriage. Shouldn't men have a right to ask for it back upon divorce?
When my boyfriend proposed I had a rogue thought that I never imagined could infiltrate my brain: I want to take his last name. Ack! ACK! Who am I, if not a feminist? Who am I, if not a Peterson?
There's a whole new debate about whether taking a spouse's name is, in fact, a feminist issue, when that spouse is, in fact, of the same gender.
As we question and alter the roles (and even actors) in what we call marriage, this name changing custom remains largely in place. It's worth asking, then, just how far have we come, baby?
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