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One thing I will say is that the gaming world needs to seriously crack down on misogyny. The communities I'm a part of bring the hammer down without thought at any abusive messages. However, that does not apply to mere camaraderie between males and females who will both equally abuse everyone else.
Companies like Microsoft and Sony have a big role to play in this crackdown, by handling complaints properly.
When I was younger I did used to wonder why there wasn't a married 'Mr' and a single 'Mr'. When I asked, nobody could ever really give me a straight answer. I guess maybe I was too young at the time for "Well, society used to be sexist as , so Mrs. was to denote she was married and so other men knew she was someone's property.".. Even now I'm only just realising "Mrs" is very similar to "Mr's" (As in that belongs to Dean. That's Dean's)
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Young men up until adulthood were sometimes known as Master but that was just an age thing rather than a marital-status thing
I compromised when I got married - I used my married name when dealing with anything to do with the children or the family but my single name when at work and with personal finance etc. Slowly as the children have grown up it has all fallen away and now I am only Mrs xxx to the doctor and my governor school. MrwITch doesn't give a stuff what I call myself. In other countries they have different systems where the woman keeps her name anyway
Is it legally allowed for a man to take a woman's surname after marriage? They'd probably have to make a means for that in law with same-sex marriage anyway.
Good question! Haven't actually ever thought of that.. Mainly because as I mentioned I'm against either party changing their name. I'll keep mine and I would not take issue if she (whoever she is ) wants to keep hers.
If she wanted to take mine, I would be okay with that. But I wouldn't ask her to.
Slightly on topic:
Just went out to get some lunch, on the way a Y7 said to me: "alright sir! Are you a sir?" [I assume he was trying to find out if I'm a teacher, rather than my gender...]
He looked totally dumbstruck by my response, "unfortunately I am not yet a knight of the Queen's realm."
abillybob (14th May 2014)
Political correctness gone mad! In my opinion a teacher should be addressed more formally than with their christian name. They deserve the respect a title denotes. If a school faculty cant manage to teach the students to use a correct title when addressing members of staff what chance does that school have in teaching its subjects.
I think deep down it would hurt me if my other half decided she didn't want to take my last name, I think it's a sign of commitment and loyalty but maybe I'm just old fashioned. Although I would like to point out I'd never force her too it's her decision at the end of the day but I would be a little hurt! Bit silly I know.
I wouldn't wish my last name upon any poor soul, but at the same time I wouldn't want to lose it! Double-barrelled for me, if I liked the ring of it.
This may have made me sound like a snob but there are reasons. But if all that weren't true I got on well with her family and her last name was slightly shorter then yes I wouldn't have an issue with it!
"I now declare you..
Mr.Mrs. and Mrs. Bompalompalomp."
My point being, if you would be disappointed for her not to take your name, what if she felt you should take hers? (I assume you'd compromise and keep your own names, of course, my point being you can't 'expect' her to do it)
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