The Mis-Nomer Pageant 1990-95 When my sister and I were young and would come home from school with a story of a misunderstanding, our father would say, "It's MISS UNDERSTOOD 1957!!!" as if we had been crowned in a pageant... At one point I began thinking about the prefix mis- on a word means wrong or incorrect. As females we are called Miss followed by the father's name until marriage. What are the biases implied through this language?

The Mis-Nomer Pageant