IT KEEPS being brought to my attention that some people are still puzzled by the title Ms.

I did think there had been some success in convincing people that it is for an independently minded woman who prefers to not depend on a man for social recognition.

Just as there is no title for a married man, logic deems it appropriate to have a single title for a woman. However, some women prefer to show that they are dependent because they are afraid of being labelled a divorcee.

Ms is for the woman who chooses it, whereas the men have no choice.

SFR Roome (Ms) Heslington Court, School Lane, Heslington, York