This morning, Dennis Prager was discussing the name change many women do upon getting married. Some completely change their last names, some change their maiden name to a middle name and add their husband's as their legal last name, some hyphenate the two, and some do not change at all.
In this context, a female caller said the custom/tradition was patriarchal. To which, Dennis responded:
Thank God for patriarchy. It makes happier women.
He did explain why and gave strong reasons for his statement. But I wonder what some women thought ... or maybe I should say felt ... when they heard these words of his.