Even Amelia Earhart had to tell The New York Times to call her by her own name.

Even Amelia Earhart had to tell The New York Times to call her by her own name.
The New York Times just dug into its copious archives, turning up an unpublished letter from Amelia Earhart, calling out the paper for some vintage sexist headlines. Don't mess. Photo via Hulton Archive. After her marriage in 1931, the Times began referring to Earhart, jarringly, as "Mrs. Putnam" after her husband, George Palmer Putnam. "Mrs. Putnam Flies Atlantic in Record Time; Do-X reaches the Azores," read a May 22, 1932, headline."Harrison and Rye hail Mrs. Putnam's return," blared one from June of that same year.That didn't sit right with the legendary aviator, who criticized the paper in a (private) note to the publisher."Dear Mr. Sulzberger," Earhart began. "May I make a request of the Times through you? Despite the mild expression of my wishes, and those of G.P.P. [husband George Palmer Putnam,] I am constantly referred to as "Mrs. Putnam" when the times mentions me in its columns.I admit that I have no principle to uphold in asking that I be called by my professional name in print. However, it is for many reasons more convenient for both of us to be simply "Amelia Earhart." After all (here may be a principle) I believe flyers should be permitted the same privileges as writers or actresses. I have written Mrs. Sulzberger to thank her for sending me the lovely orchids, and here are my thanks to you. It was pleasant, indeed, to be so remembered.Sincerely yours,Amelia Earhart" The Times has more of the correspondence, which you should check out immediately. Long story short: The paper got the message and started referring to Earhart by her given name the following month.Don't mess with Amelia Earhart. This maddeningly sexist BS still happens today. George Clooney and a being sculpted from George Clooney's rib? Photo by AFP/Getty Images. In June, a controversy erupted over a (hilariously) self-refuting New York Post headline about artist Kate Miller (née Gorney), which referred to her only as actor "T.J. Miller's wife." In response, Miller wrote a scathing ess