Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Not Everyone is Enlightened.

Look, I'm not going to stump for the idea that the world should be all WLM or FLR.  It makes perfect sense that men and women don't want it.  If that is what you and your wife or girlfriend want, then great!

But stories like this serve as a reminder that some people will react downright negatively if you so much as get an inkling away from the patriarchal "norm."  Poor guy in this story wanted to change his last name to his new wife's last name and the state of Florida went berserk.


I do love the guy's attorney's quote: "Apparently the state of Florida clings to the out-dated notion that treats women as an extension of a man," said Lazaro's lawyer, Spencer Kuvin, with Cohen & Kuvin in West Palm Beach. 

Sadly, though, the article reveals that only 9 states enable a man to change his name upon marriage: California, New York, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, Iowa, Georgia and North Dakota.

Wow.  It is 2013 right?  Why in the world would it matter to anyone if a man wanted to take his wife's name upon marriage?  Crazy stupid.  But that's just my opinion.


Ayesha said...

It illustrates how hollow the words of many men (and women) are when they are bragging about equality, matriarchy, and you know what. Bunch of hypocrites, liars, cheats, con-artists, and twisted positive thinkers.

scp1957 said...

It's mostly inertia. Name changing is a favorite game for con artists and petty criminals. Had it not been for the custom which you no doubt abhor, there likely wouldn't have been exceptions made for women. (Bunko is one of the few areas of criminal endeavor where women have long participated enthusiastically. Women who are "on the run" do frequently run off to another state, marry for the name, then move on when the mood suits, taking the name with them. It's a useful dodge. The skip tracers can still track them down, but cops seldom bother. It's no doubt nice not having to obsess every time a cop runs your license.)