Zenoplata - Then don't get married, stay part of your family, do not start a new family, do not become part of that family.
Your family is your old family, not your new family - that's what you're telling the world.
I'm honestly surprised I keep getting voted down for this, is it because I haven't put up pics yet or because there are a lot of passive-aggressive feminists lurking on this board? I think it's very indicative of a certain type of personality to not at least include your point of view if you disagree.
Why is her changing a last name such a crucial component of a family? Seems to me, being a good mother and a loving wife is much more important to a family than what name is on your driver's license.
Why don't the husband and wife both drop their names? Why is only the male's the old and new family?
And I didn't vote you down
I'm not accusing you, and I wouldn't mind if you did, I would just prefer people told me why they were voting one way or the other.
I think in her case it's not that bad because she won't be having children, but it solidifies the family unit by providing a uniform way of identifying the entire family unit.
If they both created a brand new name I wouldn't care so much, I still think if she's that worried about feminism she should embrace all the negative things that come along with equality as well as the positives.
It's more about hypocrisy than anything else.
Also a woman that refuses to take a man's name does not respect him. I understand this doesn't matter to some guys, but for me I wouldn't be willing to marry a woman that neither respects me nor views herself as feminine.