- only men could go through the ceremony of knighthood (the bit where their shoulders are tapped with some sword like thing
- in order for the wife of someone with the title "sir" to be able to use the title of "lady", she has to have the same name as her husband. if she chooses to retain her own name, she is unable to use the title
- the husband of a "dame" is not given any title whatsoever
we reverted to the old system of titles without any kind of public consultation whatsoever. we never got a chance to determine how the system would work and to ensure it would be fair. we weren't asked if we needed to go back to a monarchy that doesn't yet allow the oldest girl-child (with brothers) to automatically be heir to the throne. we weren't even asked if we need to have titles at all.