Written on Monday, December 19, 2005 by Jessica
Sigh. I hold sexist views that I can't seem to shake.
I spotted this article, which had the following headline: "Dr. Germ, Mrs. Anthrax released by U.S. Army." It refers to some high-profile officials in the Iraqi government before Saddam's fall.
I thought to myself, Oh, sure. The guy gets to be Dr. Germ, but she's Mrs. Anthrax.
It was a completely irrational thought because, as a doctor, his nickname is obviously going to be prefixed by "Dr.," not "Mr." Why would I have a problem with that? After all, if she were a doctor, she'd be Dr. Anthrax, not Mrs. Anthrax, right?
So here's the terrible truth: They're both women. Dr. Germ is a woman, but I assumed she was a man. What's wrong with me?