"Ms." Dates Back To 1901

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"[W]hat is needed is a more comprehensive term which does homage to the sex without expressing any views as to their domestic situation" — a 1901 newspaper article, earliest known source of the word "Ms." [Visual Thesaurus]


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Quecchua (Subversive Unschooling Witch in Toronto)

I am really confused at women who change their last names when they get married. Can someone enlighten me? Why do they do that? I find it demeaning, unless the family was a family of mass murderers or something like that. I am married by the way. I am really curious. Help.