Response to After My Husband Left, I Kept His Last Name:
A woman changing her name really is an antiquated practice and stems from women becoming “property” of their husbands. I know that is no longer the case and even changed my name when I got married. I just liked the idea of becoming one with my husband and I honestly just didn’t like my last name.
What actually bothers me more than anything is the idea of going by “Mrs.” Men don’t have to change their title just because they are married, so why should women? That to me is incredibly insulting, I always use Ms. when given the chance.
As for the article, did it bother anyone else that she said “no longer have the validation of a husband”? Why would that be a validation? We really need to stop grooming girls this way, that they have to have a husband or even a boyfriend to be of value. If you have daughters don’t say to them “when you grow up and get married” like that makes everything okay, maybe just “if” so they know they are important either way.
And don’t give up after the first few episodes. I almost did. The first season isn’t as funny as the rest, but it’s a great show!