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Whether you associate it with feminism and plucky Mary Richards or consider it a simple matter of personal taste depends on when you were born. Recently, some of our editors were brainstorming ideas when somebody mentioned the "Ms.
For young staffers, determining which one to use was just a basic style issue for the magazine and purely a matter of personal choice for individual Southern women. They saw nothing remotely controversial about it. But those of us who remember when Mary Richards was bravely and politely standing up for herself at WJM also remember "Ms.
Gloria Steinem and Ms. Magazine made it official, but it was the daily struggles of women like Mary, Rhoda, Phyllis, and Sue Ann that made us see the women's movement through the eyes of "Every Women" who made us laugh. In the conservative South, "Ms. We didn't want to burn our foundation garments especially after we'd had them professionally fitted. Times change, though. And what was once seen as a badge of radical feminism is now just a matter of personal choice. That in itself says something.
That argument resurfaced again and again for decades but never took hold until the s. It wasn't untilZimmer writes, that the Times officially welcomed the use of "Ms.
The most interesting habit of Southernerswhere honorifics are concered, is the way we use "Miss. How do Southern women feel about "Ms.
We polled our Facebook Brain Trust to find out. Here are some of their comments—please share yours!
I think I have more of a problem when I go to an M. Respect goes both ways. It seems juvenile to me. It's a Southern thing. Watkins,' usually in cold calls, I tell them there is no one by that name at this. Southern women find all kinds of creative ways to declare our independence. By Valerie Fraser Luesse.
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