I wonder how many of the people who argue that “I decide whether the fetus living in my body is a person or not” go by “Ms.” instead of “Miss” or “Mrs.”. It seems a bit of a contradiction to me — if you want to be considered as a person in your own right and not defined by your relationship to another, you should extend that courtesy to others.
(I’ve gone by “Ms.” my entire adult life, despite once having been informed by some pro-choice group or another that signing letters to Congresscritters with “Ms.” was code that you were part of their pro-choice constituency.)
I also wonder how many tout themselves as members of the “reality-based community”. You know, as opposed to those who “create our own reality.”