"[W]hat is needed is a more comprehensive term which does homage to the sex without expressing any views as to their domestic situation" — a 1901 newspaper article, earliest known source of the word "Ms." [Visual Thesaurus]
I am really confused at women who change their last names when they get married. Can someone enlighten me? Why do they do that? I find it demeaning, unless the family was a family of mass murderers or something like that. I am married by the way. I am really curious. Help.