Baby Boomer's Generation: A Case Study

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The Baby Boomers generation would adhere to heteronormative traditional Christian values when marrying. This meant that almost always, the woman would lose her name. This today continues to be considered normal and had been rarely fought against until in recent years. Women who married later in life, which during the baby boomer’s generation, was rare. The women, who would have become well established in society with her original family name, would be forced by social etiquette to abandon her name, symbolically ending that life and starting anew as a married woman as a part of her new husband’s family.

Psychological and fundamental affects
To completely change such a huge part about yourself, such as your name, profoundly affects how people perceive their own identities and contributes to how society treats women. This is heavily evident in women in 'higher
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This is evident as more women keep their surnames for professional or personal identity and becoming more involved in higher paying careers. This demonstrates the change of values and traditions among younger generations in relation to how they mould into society and their perception on personal and professional identity.
An estimated 60% of Australia agrees with women taking their husbands last names (Haglage, 2013), although in our ever changing society, it has come to the attention of the younger generations that this could be a step in the wrong direction. For the past two decades practically, women have fought this by either keeping their maiden names or hyphenating, and as time has passes, this has become a lot less controversial. It has become evident that women between the ages of 35 and 39 were 6.4 times more likely to keep their maiden names than those who married between the ages of 20 and
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