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Interesting that characters in novels written by women of independent mind (Bronte sisters, for instance) would have the female character listed first. And in my experience, it's usually "Jesus, Mary and Joseph" but let's not quibble. Now that I come to think of it, it's as often "Ken and Barbie" as it is "Barbie and Ken".

Franny may be listed first because she is mentally ill. That's a woman's disease, to be emotionally distraught, while men are the very models of self- control and rationality. Or maybe she is the Enlightened One and I just read the story wrong.

Then we have "Ladies and Gentlemen and children of all ages", thank you P T Barnum & Bailey.

Also, how about Queen Elizabeth II and her Consort, Prince Phillip?

Some women are phenomena unto themselves, no last name, no male companion required:
Elizabeth I

Still, though, I maintain that most times the man is listed first, and in our ordinary current society men are always introduced first, even when the event is honoring the woman (as has been my experience). "May I introduce Dr. Smith and his lovely wife Rhubarb, who is, by the way, receiving tonight's award for her excellence in...." Yeah, I got it.

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