Thursday, September 30, 2010

Not Mister...

One of the nice things about being a professor was that I was almost always addressed as "Dr." or "Professor", nice and gender-neutral.  Now that I have left academia and because I don't like to flaunt my degree in settings in which it isn't relevant, I get called "Mr." more often.  I had no idea how much that grated on me until it started happening more and more.  Obviously there are other (better) reasons to transition, but by gosh, getting people to stop calling me Mister is way up on the list for me!

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