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Mega-rant over something stupid

Posted by Emme on September 29, 2004, at 14:43:24

My irritability is up and I'm frustrated over something totally inconsequential. But hey, here goes. I'm tired of talking on the phone to businesses calling me Mrs. MyLastName. I'm tired of mail calling me Mrs. MyLastName - even mail that's in response to something I sent. What is WRONG with these people??? Why do they assume that the default for a woman is Mrs.? As if that's the ONLY acceptable title for a woman.

Maybe a woman likes to be called Mrs.
Maybe she wants to be called Ms.
Maybe she goes by Dr.
Maybe she changed her name when she married, maybe she didn't.

Her choice - once people actually know what that choice is. Automatically using Mrs. assumes outright that a woman is married and strangers have no way to know if that's the case or not. So why not make the initial default "Ms.", which assumes nothing one way or the other?

I know - I'm a hypersensitive single woman with an axe to grind, tired of feeling devalued by societal standards. Thanks for letting me be a grouch.

BTW, anybody know any sweet, available single men you can ship to me?





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