I was a bit peeved to discover that at least 25 years ago, on birth certificates, the father is listed before the mother.
Holy patriarchal society Batman!
Last time I checked, only one person was absolutely necessary for giving birth to a baby.
And those poor mothers who either didn't know the father or didn't want him on the certificate, it goes "John Johnson, born from, oh, we don't know who, and oh yeah, a mother also".
I don't know how it goes now, there's a good chance it was changed so I'm a few years behind on being peeved, and can only appreciate the fact that little things like that are changing.
Like official documents and correspondence and stuff* cannot use the 'miss' anymore, it's madam for everyone. I don't mind anyone calling me 'mademoiselle' in conversation since I'm the right demographic for that
but my marital status doesn't matter as far as most companies are concerned.
Yep, 10 years old girls are getting letters addressed with Madam, it's a bit weird but there's no way to have a cutout line between the two that doesn't involve marital status.
*I have no idea of the ins and outs of this, I know the state cannot use 'miss' anymore, I know some shops or banks have stopped using it too but I think they're not obligated too, I'm not sure.