Feminists in France don’t think a lady’s should be forced to identify her martial status through a mandatory title. Recently, two organization launched a fight against the use of the title Mademoiselle—the French equivalent to the American Miss, meaning, unmarried—on official forms’ checklists.
“Chiennes de Garde” (Watchdogs) association and its little sister “Osez le féminisme” (Dare Feminism) argue the following:
To whom must a woman tell whether she’s married or not, while men never have to disclose their marital status? More generally, why should they ever declare themselves “Mademoiselle,”which historically suggested that the woman was a virgin?
Does it irk you to mark yourself as a Mrs., Miss or Ms.? How do you feel the outcome of this rally could affect The States and our titles? [via Worldcrunch]