Thursday 23 February 2017

So what if a woman takes her husband's name?

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It was with a big sigh of rage and tedium that I read Dearbhail McDonald's hackneyed piece 'What price equality if women give up their own names?' (Irish Independent, July 25).

Yes, we are living in a post Brehon Law society but that doesn't mean we are still in a Norman mindset.

I changed my name when I got married because I wanted to. I'm still the same person, but Ms McDonald claims such women are blinded by the sparkle of a diamond and fall into "a gooey vat of patriarchy and male privilege".

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