Mailbag double header: Suffragette Succotash

First, proving exactly my point.

Over the transom:

While I greatly admire and respect so much of what you have done in writing and in podcasts, and I absolutely do not regret having contributed to this in the past – since you think I, as a woman, should be deprived of my right to vote –

I will never contribute to you again.


Dear Mrs Barnhardt,

First of all, thank you for your great podcasts! During the last podcast’s wrap-up, you said that you are not sure if the Continue To Give platform works in non Anglo-Saxon countries. I would like to confirm that it does work, at least in EU. I’ve been your supporter for over 6 years now, and never had any issues with payments (and I’m not using USD for those payments). I’m writing from Poland and I love your podcast because:

• you opened my eyes in regards to the antipope situation,

• I can hear some news from the US,

• it gives me an opportunity to improve my English.

Thank you for all of that!

Yours sincerely,


Thank you, K! Here’s your English lesson for the day: since I have never been married, I am “Miss” Barnhardt, not “Mrs.”

In English, “Miss” and “Mrs.” have nothing to do with age – only marital status. Therefore elderly spinsters are always referred to as “Miss”, and an 18 year old newlywed girl becomes “Mrs. (last name of her husband)”.

Fun fact: “Mrs.” is actually an abbreviation of “Mistress” in the sense of a married woman as the lady of the house with authority over children and servants. “Ms.” is a recent feminist construct designed to erase marriage from the culture and vernacular and should never be used.)

This gif is too funny not to use:

Bruce Jenner is a man. And furthermore I consider that islam must be destroyed.