"In reference to my title"
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by Fearless Shieldmaiden (as ),
Do other women ever find that when they use the prefix Ms when filling out a form that Ms tends to become Miss somewhere in the administrative pipeline?
I noticed that the medication I had been prescribed has my details on it as Miss. I would never have filled out a hospital form with Miss. I only ever use Ms just as men are only ever known as Mr.
Either Box Hill Hospital or the Health Smart Pharmacy within Box Hill Hospital changed this. Normally I do not complain but, I'm in a real foul mood and I'm fed up with organisations, companies and government agencies allowing this to occur.
Why is it acceptable in 2018 to change this title?
Why is it still acceptable to identify a woman by whether she is or is not married?
As a go-to tick-box option, the prefix of Miss might be acceptable for girls under the age of eighteen, but never as a default option for an adult female. If a woman chooses to refer to herself as Miss or Mrs, then so be it. But that ought to be the woman's prerogative. The default option should always be Ms. When in doubt, ask! If you cannot ask, then select Ms.