After experiencing a near-death situation, young couple Au Yeung Chi Chung and Chu Ming Ming hastily get married while vacationing abroad. As fate will have it, they end up working at the same company when they return to Hong Kong. Ming Ming's boss, Sze Lo Ga, had a hurtful relationship with ex-husband Cheung Kin Kwok, causing her to despise marriage and devote all her time to work. She offers Ming Ming a high salary to become her personal assistant. Hoping to improve her life, Ming Ming chooses to conceal her marriage. Chi Chung reluctantly cooperates and must be careful at every step. On one hand, he is loyal to his boss and good friend Cheung Jin Bok, who is Lo Ga's rival. On the other hand, he must stay silent even as he watches Jin Bok pursuing Ming Ming. When Chi Chung re-encounters his childhood friend Gei Man Yee, his fragile soul cannot withstand her unconditional love. They have a dreamy romance, until Chi Chung shockingly discovers that Man Yee is Jin Bok's sister, making this complicated battle for love even more intense...
Runtime: 60 minutes
Married But Available - Maiden and married names - Netflix
When a person (traditionally the wife in many cultures) assumes the family name of his or her spouse, that name replaces the person's birth surname, which in the case of the wife is called the maiden name (birth name is also used as a gender-neutral or masculine substitute for maiden name), whereas a married name is a family name or surname adopted by a person upon marriage. In some jurisdictions, changing one's name requires a legal procedure. Nevertheless, in some jurisdictions anyone who either marries or divorces may change his or her name. Due to increasing security and identification needs, even where it is legal, the common law method is rarely accepted anymore except at marriage (especially for women). Traditionally, in the Anglophone West only women do so, but in rare instances men may change their last names upon marriage as well. In the United States, only eight states have an official name change for a man as part of their marriage process and others may petition a court or—where not prohibited—use the common law method (though government agencies sometimes do not recognize this procedure for men). Due to the widespread practice of women changing their names at marriage, they encounter little difficulty using the common law method at marriage in those jurisdictions that permit it.
Married But Available - Feminism and preserving one's personal name - Netflix
Jane Grant, co-founder of The New Yorker, wrote in 1943 of her efforts to keep her name despite her marriage, as well as other women's experiences with military service, passports, voting, and business. She and others formed the Lucy Stone League, named for Lucy Stone, who had earlier won her fight to keep her name. “We [in the League] . . . made ourselves generally troublesome”, with legal cases, mass meetings, signing into hotels openly, and going to Washington, D.C.
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