So I’m back at it again. Hyphenating in all its stupidity.
I found this article about how many children these days have to deal with hyphenated names…and even combining a mother and father’s last name to a whole brand new name. WTF!
No no no. This is bullshit. I’ll give you hyphenating over combining, but seriously. Here’s what I’m thinking: At one point, man (and I mean mankind/womankind/shut-the-hell-up-kind) decided to simplify things, to make families one, to give them the same last name. That is why women take their husbands’ last names. That is why children are given the same last name.
Yes, I realize that at one point, men were considered to be the superior sex. The way I see it, men are superior at some things and women are superior at some things. But in history, men were just considered to be superior, so they got the rights to the last name. Big farkin’ deal.
My problem with hyphenating and combining stems from something much deeper than gender/sex arguments. We’re losing heritage! How the hell are those ancestry seekers going to trace their heritage if everyone goes all willy-nilly and invents and hyphenates names? Why can’t we just follow tradition in all its simplicity and just take our husbands’ names? I just don’t get it. Seriously. It’s complicating things like you wouldn’t believe.
That is all.