Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 13:12:16 -0500
From: "Jerry (NMN) Miller" miller[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEWTON.FRANKLINCOLL.EDU
Subject: Re: "little" and "jr"
I don't know the explanation for the male orientation of Jr./Sr., I/II, etc.,
but I do know of one case that may mean things are changing. We had a student
here a couple of years ago from New York City who went by "Shirley Williams
Jr." and claimed that was in fact her given name. Maybe we are on our way to
eliminating the gender-exclusive nature of this, too?