Status must have been bothering me in August 2007, because I wrote three posts (albeit brief ones) about how people are treated differently when single.
The first was about being a girl versus being a woman. This bothered me. It still bothers me. Especially when my grandmother refers to a pair of 70-year-old girls who are coming over for a Shabbos meal. That was when I began making an effort to eliminate “girl” from this blog, except when referring to minors.
The next was about status discrimination. Meaning, the perception in the orthodox workplace that unmarried women are not as fit for responsibility as marrieds. That one is rare, but irritating when you’re facing it.
Finally, I posted about the odd custom of using “Ms.” for single people and “Mrs.” for marrieds when filling out place cards at a wedding. I think at my own wedding I’ll just “Ms.” them all.
Please rate these posts on a scale of 1-5, where one is “you were desperate for filler” and five is “I forwarded this to my friends.”