This Week In The Patriarchy — 19–25th February

New Handmaid’s Tail, challenges of a surname and #metoo for French cinema

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In Japan, there are increasing calls for the abolition of the same surname rule. This rule requires that a married couple must choose one surname only. So far, women have given up their name in 96 per cent of cases.

A bureaucratic nightmare that was introduced in the late 19th century. I guess back then things were simpler. Now women have to change their passports, ID cards, debit cards, credit cards, mortgages, and social media accounts.

Clearly another challenge is work. There’s explaining the change to everyone you know but also to those you don’t.

According to this article, one[ woman] said that having to change her last name “is ruining my career as the academic papers I’ve written under my maiden name are not being recognised”.

ruining my career as the academic papers I’ve written under my maiden name are not being recognised

French cinema has a #metoo moment

French actress Judith Godrèche has spoken about sex and abuse at the Cesar Awards — France’s version of the Oscars — and accused two directors of abuse and rape when…

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