I've noticed articles in the NYTimes are using the convention of referring to people as Mr. / Ms. [last name] instead of just by last name. (Ie, whole article referring to Mr Biden throughout, or another article using Ms Wambach each time.) I thought this was an outdated construction. Is it being slipped back in as a way to emphasize/affirm people's gender identities? Am I wrong, has it been in use all along? Does anyone have any insight on this?