The title of Discord. As the future accomplished First Lady, Jill Biden has throughout her husband Joe’s election campaign for the US presidential election asserted her title of “doctor”, thus being named Dr. Jill Biden. A title of which she is proud, to such an extent that even as a First Lady she intends to continue to teach. A title that the Wall Street Journal refuses her in a scathing editorial, and this because the term “doctor” is not used here for a health professional. However, if Jill Biden is not a doctor, she is a doctor, and this since she obtained her doctorate in education in 2007.
“The doctorate was once prestigious, but it has been diminished by the erosion of seriousness and the relaxation of standards in the university generally, even more outside the sciences”, wrote Joseph Epstein in his column entitled “Y Does he have a doctor in the White House? Not if you need a doctor. ” “Forget the little thrill of being Dr Jill and settle for the greater thrill of being for four years in the best public housing in the world as First Lady Jill Biden”, advised the author, treating in passing Jill Biden from “kid”.
“Condescending and sexist” remarks
No offense to Joseph Epstein, some did not fail to specify that the word “doctor” comes from the Latin word for “professor”, tackling in passing this virulent editorial, filled with words “condescending and sexist” as it was. pointed out Northwestern University where the former professor taught. “Dr Biden can absolutely use her title. It wasn’t offered to her, she earned it. Those of us with MDs won’t suffer from her using it. It’s okay, misogyny? “, denounced Cathleen London, a doctor in Maine, while others denounce the” contempt “and” sexism “which this” shameful “article refers to. A wave of support for Dr Jill Biden, notably from Berenice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King, and Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ husband who clarified that “this text would never have been written to About a man “.
Mr. Epstein is clearly making up for something. Dr. Biden can absolutely use her honorific. It was not bestowed upon her, she earned it. Those of us with MD will not suffer for her using it. #misogynist much? https://t.co/jqFCtIRyt7 via @WSJ
– Cathleen London MD (@DrChaya) December 12, 2020
Dr. Biden earned her degrees through hard work and pure grit. She is an inspiration to me, to her students, and to Americans across this country. This story would never have been written about a man. pic.twitter.com/mverJiOsxC
– Doug Emhoff (@DouglasEmhoff) December 12, 2020
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