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I'd much prefer to be called by my first name.  

I suppose it is sexist in that the last name connotes the formal and professional and the first name connotes the informal and personal.  It may also just have to do with the fact that women often take different last names when they marry, so for consistency's sake...  And we "get" our last names from fathers and husbands.  So it's not like they are illustrative of our independence.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Mon Feb 26th, 2007 at 06:28:24 PM EST
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