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slemslempike
Feb. 12th, 2014 09:12 am (UTC)
In the Scottish Government, all our female Ministers/Cabinet Secretaries are referred to as Ms, regardless of marital status - I really like it. I think it's not so much Miss that's outdated as Miss AND Mrs. Interesting that she ends the post by asking if married women using Mrs would dislike the change, and not whether women who don't use Mrs would dislike it. I certainly would.
alitheapipkin
Feb. 12th, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC)
Getting to use 'Dr' rather than Miss and Mrs is the best thing about having a PhD. I think some people I know think it is rather priggish of me to always use my professional title but I seriously hate the way we use a title to denote martial status for women in this country but not men*. I use 'Ms' for things where I'm not given the option to use Dr though - I'm so used to 'Mrs' being associated with taking your husband's name that I can't see using Mrs my_surname as accurate.


*Also, I shed blood, sweat and tears for 4 years to earn that title, I'm going to damn well use it!
tree_and_leaf
Feb. 12th, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
I feel exactly the same way.
nineveh_uk
Feb. 12th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
It is the only reason that I regret not continuing with mine! I'd be very happy swtich to Mrs if everyone did it, but I know full well that if I do it solo to make a point, then it will be far more hassle than just using Ms, and the point is to avoid hassle.
redfiona99
Feb. 12th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly in the same boat as the Quaker lady in the Miss link. I'd rather just get e-mails addressed to [real name] than any of my titles. I also loathe "Ms", which apparently makes me an awkward customer ;)
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