On a radio station's call-in show today, a woman was in a quandary. She didn't know how to ask the guy she was about to marry if she could hyphenate her name, which was her preference. This was troubling.
I don't care whether women change, keep or hyphenate their names; that's their business. What I do care about is why in 2021, women in the US still feel like they have to ask a guy whether they can retain their identity.
When I was in my early 30s, I ac