If women want equality don't they realize taking the man's name is sort of symbolic of him "owning you" and being superior to you?
Most Helpful Girl
I think using the guy's last name is more of a traditional thing at this point, although it's true that its origins are obviously sexist.
Women aren't oppressed anymore (in the US), and definitely aren't considered a man's property once she's married, so it seems silly to me to dwell on the controversy of how taking-the-guy's-last-name originated since things are so drastically different now.
Also some people will use both last names and hyphenate them together though, or they'll just pick whichever last name sounds the best. People have a choice.1
Most Helpful Guy
Yeah it is odd, I would rather either they kept their name, or we merged it.0