Rachael D. Robnett In The News

Profile: Rachael D. Robnett

Moneyish
November 30, 2017
Today in “Why is this still a thing?”: Keeping your maiden name could affect how people view your husband.
November 30, 2017
While taking their husband's surname was once the norm, women are increasingly choosing to keep their maiden name after marriage.
The Independent
November 30, 2017
Once upon a time it was considered custom for women to take their husband’s name after marrying.
MarketWatch
November 30, 2017
Visiting my family in the Midwest over Thanksgiving, I returned to a topic that’s become very familiar ever since I became engaged a little more than a year ago: Whether I plan to change my last name after I get married.
Bustle
November 30, 2017
Recent research conducted by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada and published in the journal Sex Roles has unearthed some truly disheartening things about how whether a heterosexual woman changes her name upon marriage affects how people think of her husband. It’s yet another example of how sexism is bad for everyone, no matter what gender you identify as — and a reminder of how much work we still have left to do to dismantle the cultural tyranny of rigidly-defined gender roles.
New York Post
November 30, 2017
What’s in a name? A lot, according to researchers from the University of Nevada.
Study Finds
November 30, 2017
What’s in a last name? Muscle, apparently. Men married to women who opt to keep their maiden names after tying the knot are often viewed as less masculine and lacking pants in the relationship, a new study finds.
ScienMag
November 30, 2017
When a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. The research is published in Springer’s journal Sex Roles and is the first to examine whether people’s perceptions of a man’s personality vary depending on whether his wife adopts his surname or retains her own.