Why Are We Still Taking Our Husbands' Last Names?

Given the interest that everyone suddenly has in the vacancy rate of your uterus, it should come as no surprise that in 2011 (that's 2011, not 1911), 50% of Americans still believe that a woman should be legally required to take her husband's last name after marriage. And because of this, our collective inability to… » 11/04/11 3:40pm 11/04/11 3:40pm

Japanese Women Fight For Right To Keep Their Maiden Names

Four women and one of their husbands filed a lawsuit yesterday in Tokyo to challenge the law that forces almost all Japanese women to take their husband's last name, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Japan's Civil Code, which was written in 1898, requires that married couples share the same last name. It's extremely… » 2/15/11 12:00pm 2/15/11 12:00pm