And your father’s occupation?

Feminist activist and journalist Caroline Criado-Perez was on Woman’s Hour this morning discussing her latest campaign: to change the antiquated laws which dictate that both the bride and groom must state their fathers’ occupations on the wedding certificate (listen here). Fortunately for Criado-Perez, this was brought to her attention before the wedding she’s planning. When

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What’s in a name?

An English female friend is getting married next summer to an Italian man and when they came round for dinner recently we were discussing the significance of changing your name after marriage. She’s keen to take his name as she’d like to have the same surname as the children they’re planning on having. He, however,

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