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Dude, Don't Call Me Ma'am

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

At work, we've eliminated the distinction between married and unmarried women by using the title Ms. on emails and letters. I wish we could somehow eliminate the distinction between young and old women when we speak.

The 4-Letter Word No Woman Wants To Hear

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty

There are few words that trigger such a vehement reaction among midlifers than "ma'am." We're not sure why, except that it makes us feel old -- or, at...

When I Went From Miss to Ma'am

Emily Bracken | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

While at times I long for the Miss moniker and all the perks of youth, with the added benefit of hindsight, I have begun to intuitively understand things that Misses do not, like orgasms, compassion, vulnerability and patience.

I Got 'Ma'am'ed'

Kate Auletta | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Kate Auletta

What really got me was that she recognized that I've moved on to the next phase of my life--before I could admit it to myself.

Stop Calling Me 'Ma’am'

Marianne Curan | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Marianne Curan

They are incredulous that someone "my age" isn't lying on a cruise ship deck chair recalling the revolutionary impact of control top pantyhose while eating a 7 course meal through a straw.

Boxer's Opponents Capitalize On 'Ma'am' Exchange

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(Text From AP) WASHINGTON The widely played video clip of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer reprimanding a general for calling her "ma'am" is the gift that keep...