Marriage 03

TOPIC

Should women change their family names when they get married?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I think it depends on the situation. If the women want to change their family names when they get married, they should be allowed to do so. If the women don’t want to when they get married, they should be allowed not to do so.
 When it comes to the situation when women want to change their family names when they get married, they should be allowed to do so because there are no reasons why we should prevent them from changing their family names after their marriages. Moreover, the law provides that one spouse takes the family name of the other in Japan, therefore in this case there is no problem.
 As for when women don’t want to change their family names when they get married, they should be allowed not to do so because it is unfair to force only women to change their family names. Actually this is sex discrimination. Moreover, it is possible to change husband's family name to wife's surname therefore women should not necessarily change their last names when they get married.
 As I mentioned, I think it depends on the situation.

メモ

女性は結婚時に姓を変えるべきか?です。
変えたい人は変えればいいし、変えたくない人は変えなくてもよくできるようにするべきだという感じで書いてみました。