'Disgusting display of misogyny': WSJ faces backlash for Dr Jill Biden Op-Ed

'Disgusting display of misogyny': WSJ faces backlash for Dr Jill Biden Op-Ed

The Star Online - Lifestyle·2020-12-14 11:02

The Wall Street Journal is facing backlash to its Dec 11 op-ed that chided incoming first lady Dr Jill Biden and suggested she drop the "Dr" from her title during her time in the White House.

Written by Joseph Epstein - a former professor at Northwestern University - the column states that "'D. Jill Biden' sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic," contending that because Biden has her doctorate in education, not medicine, she should drop the title. The piece also calls Biden a "kiddo," suggests that someone should only be called "Dr" if they have delivered a child and undermines the value of her education.

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