France Officially Bans 'Miss'

by Kathy Jones on  February 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
The term "Miss" would be struck from official documents, along with that of "maiden name" or "married name" for women, the office of French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has said.
 France Officially Bans 'Miss'
France Officially Bans 'Miss'

The prime minister's office said it would be writing to all ministries and regional senior officials to ask them to ban such wording.

Instead, authorities are to use the term "Madame" (Madam), equivalent to the male "Monsieur" (Sir), and drop all reference to the husband's name unless it is that officially adopted by the woman.

A number of women's organisations last year launched a campaign to do away with "Miss" in official documents, arguing that it was discriminatory to force women to state their marital status.

Solidarity Minister Roselyne Bachelot, responsible for women's rights, welcomed the move which she said "ends a form of discrimination."

Source: AFP

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