No in Japan the bride takes the grooms last name just like in the west. And yes Asian traditions are different. In Korean tradition even though the bride keeps her maiden name the children take the fathers name. However divorce wise in Korea the wife typically leaves the children with the husband. And if she remarries she really doesn't recognize the children from her first marriage as hers. It might seem cruel but that's just how it is. Although I think thats slowly starting to change. However in Japan when a couple divorces the woman can't remarry for 6 months.Well I know Asian traditions are considerably different than North Americans... correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the tradition reverse in Japan, in which the groom takes the bride's last name?
The attitudes that many men have toward women still have not changed, unfortunately. It takes a very long time for societal attitudes to change.It's sexist now? I mean personally, it seems like to me that women just keep looking for reasons to "buck the establishment", so-to-speak. They're allowed to vote, they're allowed to wear pants, they're allowed to hold down life-saving jobs, they're allowed to run countries, there's so much they're allowed to do now that they weren't centuries ago, yet it's still not enough to satisfy them?
Um because a man has never had to worry about losing their name just because they got married. They take it for granted. A woman can't.I've never known a man to want to keep the name they're born with, it's like breathing, it's not something they sit around thinking about.
How many men would ever consider changing their name when they got married? Hah, just ask around. A man's name is who he is, why should he change it when he gets married? Yet a woman has had her name just as long, and if she doesn't change it something's wrong. She doesn't really love him, she's a feminazi, etc. If that's not sexist, I don't know what is.I wouldn't force any wife of mine to change her name if she didn't want to, however, in the back of my mind, I would hold doubt as to whether she really took the commitment and the marriage seriously if she didn't, because it seems like most women who don't change their name when they get married don't take the entire situation seriously to begin with... y'know, it's like, "Oh, we'll be getting divorced anyway, so when that happens, I'll still have my maiden name"... like, if you really love this person and want to spend the rest of your life with him, why are you worrying about divorce before you're even married?
Exactly, double standard written all over it.How many men would ever consider changing their name when they got married? Hah, just ask around. A man's name is who he is, why should he change it when he gets married? Yet a woman has had her name just as long, and if she doesn't change it something's wrong. She doesn't really love him, she's a feminazi, etc. If that's not sexist, I don't know what is.
That's really cool. Reminds me of how John Lennon had his middle name changed to Ono.A pair of my friends recently got married, and they decided to combine their last names.