Sunday, 5 December 2010

How do Feminists choose their 'married name'?

As a feminist I'm happy to hear about the proposal that gender equality should be extended to surnames in Spain. I can't believe most states still automatically prioritize the husband's surname when people get married. In welchem Jahrhundert leben wir eigentlich?!

I also rather dislike the 'Mrs John Green' tradition, which is still alive and thriving in Spanish-speaking countries. Take Argentina's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. I mean, seriously, would her late husband and former president have liked to be known as Néstor Kirchner de Fernández? Of course not. He was not his wife's little puppet! At least not officially.


http://www.la-croix.com/Les-Espagnols-se-divisent-sur-les-noms-de-famille/article/2447853/4077 (French)

http://live.kyero.com/2010/11/04/gender-equality-to-extend-to-surnames-in-spain/(English)

1 comment:

  1. What about a complete freedom on the topic of surnames, like it is the case in the UK? This would allow every individual to choose whatever he/she find better!

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