Women Should Be Required To Change their Last Name to Their Male Spouses
Thank you for that response Pro.
“Women need to accept that it is a well-known tradition for females to take their husbands last name.”
Why do women need to accept this? Why is this a tradition? This is not a good tradition because it limits the couple’s choice in choosing their name.
“Only self-centered and feminist women believe that they should keep their surname.”
This seems sexist. I know many males that believe that women should not keep their surname, and they are not feminist or self-centered.
“How horrible is it for a child to have two last names.”
This is an opinion. A child might want to have two last names.
“The tradition of changing one's name, as you've been told a bazillion times, has its roots in the idea that women give up their rights to own property and exist as a separate entity from their husbands when they marry.” (1)
It is discriminatory to require women to change their last names for only a tradition. Laws should not be based on traditions, especially a tradition as prejudice as this.
I ran out of time this time in the debate, hence the short response. I look forward to my opponent’s response and wish him luck in the rest of the debate.
This is a well-known tradition, dating as far back when surnames are created. It is a good tradition because it is the males surnames. If they both do not like they can change it to whatever they please.
"This seems sexist. I know many males that believe that women should not keep their surname, and they are not feminist or self-centered."
It may sound sexist but I am certainly not trying to. I have never met a male who encouraged women to keep their last names.
“This is a well-known tradition, dating as far back when surnames are created. It is a good tradition because it is the males surnames.
This doesn’t even answer the question. And just because it is the male’s surname does not mean it is a good tradition.
“If they both do not like they can change it to whatever they please.”
But that goes against the title of the debate. Unless I am misunderstanding it.
“I have never met a male who encouraged women to keep their last names.”
This is not a valid argument and I can combat it by saying that I have met many males that encourage women to keep their last names.
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