Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:
It is sad when we kill words and the information contained in them for political reasons.
Every language responds to a culture and traditionally has the words required to convey the meanings contained in that culture. Kill the words, and you eventually get to kill the culture, and this usually happens intentionally. Altering the language to twist the minds of the people who use it has been a widespread practice from the times of Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, etc.
I see your point (and probably would prefer that at least the option for "Mlle" be kept), but it's specious to compare gender equality initiatives with fascism. Keep in mind that the impetus for these kinds of changes are a part of culture, too--there were social changes that led up to this. And besides, the honorific is only banned for official purposes, that doesn't mean it will die.