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Submitted by Lola on January 4, 2023, at 20:01

Maybe so, but it did put women on a different level in business because you had to know a woman's marital status in order to address her correctly. Why should you know something personal like that about a business cohort? You never had to ask a man about his personal life in order to address him properly. Getting rid of Mrs. and going back to the much older Ms. was wise because it's the balance counterpart to Mr. (It's just like how in business you still hear people refer to women as "girls" and men as "men", which puts the women on a lower status. Now, if I can just find the author's recommendations I'll know how to address a letter or email to someone I don't know without having to use a feminine or masculine salutation.