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Why are women so subordinate

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I am sitting here looking at eBay and am asked, Why are woman so subordinate in this day in age, 90% of woman take their husbands name.
Why do they take our names no feckin idea. :lol:
She needs to get a life or join a forum. ;)
Why do they still take the husbands name?
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It's not subordinate, it's following a tradition. A male and society-dictated tradition, true, but tradition nevertheless. Most female barristers, however, keep their birth surname (avoiding 'maiden name', another chauvinist term) when they marry, as they've achieved success with that name.
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What gets me, is why do I have to adopt my maiden name here in France when I haven't used that name since 1973. So officially I'm A, but I'm actually D and haven't been B or C for several years. Yet I have no choice in which name I use.

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Veem wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:13 pm
What gets me, is why do I have to adopt my maiden name here in France when I haven't used that name since 1973. So officially I'm A, but I'm actually D and haven't been B or C for several years. Yet I have no choice in which name I use.
Because France recognises that women exist apart from their men; you'll always have the same maiden name, no matter how many times you marry or divorce.
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Veem wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:13 pm
What gets me, is why do I have to adopt my maiden name here in France when I haven't used that name since 1973. So officially I'm A, but I'm actually D and haven't been B or C for several years. Yet I have no choice in which name I use.
Because France recognises that women exist apart from their men; you'll always have the same maiden name, no matter how many times you marry or divorce.
Yes, but I don't get to choose which name I go by and the one I am forced to go by is still dependant on a man - my father.

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Veem wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:13 pm
What gets me, is why do I have to adopt my maiden name here in France when I haven't used that name since 1973. So officially I'm A, but I'm actually D and haven't been B or C for several years. Yet I have no choice in which name I use.
According to a notaire yonks ago.
If you get divorced with using your maiden name you can always be found if its subject to a houses sale or inheritance.
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I would think it’s a tradition that started when women became the property of their husbands when married.
Myself and Mr J are In a French Civil Partnership (PACS). I get to keep the surname that’s served me well for 55 years so far. Incidentally PACS was intended for same sex couples but most take up has been by hetero couples.

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Maybe it is God given!🤪

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Sally was Sally before she got pally wi" Ally in a chalet doon at Butlins camp in Ayr. I wouldn't let her take my name. I need it.

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:06 pm
It's not subordinate, it's following a tradition. A male and society-dictated tradition, true, but tradition nevertheless. Most female barristers, however, keep their birth surname (avoiding 'maiden name', another chauvinist term) when they marry, as they've achieved success with that name.
Looks like you should have said in your opinion about subordinate.
see below

"So how has a practice born out of women’s subordination to men remained so entrenched in an age of women’s emancipation?"

https://theconversation.com/why-so-many ... ast%20name
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