Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 13:12:16 -0500 From: "Jerry (NMN) Miller" 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?