Doug Emhoff Says the 'WSJ' Op-Ed About Dr. Jill Biden 'Would Never Have Been Written About a Man'

Doug Emhoff Says the 'WSJ' Op-Ed About Dr. Jill Biden 'Would Never Have Been Written About a Man'

Elle.com·2020-12-14 13:01

On Saturday, aWall Street Journal column from Joseph Esptein titled "Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.," made the rounds, and ...ticked off a lot of people. The piece is offensive as soon as it begins: "Madame First Lady—Mrs. Biden—Jill—kiddo: a bit of advice on what may seem like a small but I think is a not unimportant matter. Any chance you might drop the 'Dr.' before your name? 'Dr. Jill Biden' sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic. Your degree is, I believe, an Ed.D., a doctor of education, earned at the University of Delaware through a dissertation with the unpromising title 'Student Retention at the Community College Level: Meeting Students' Needs.' A wise man once said that no one should call himself 'Dr.'unless he has delivered a child. Think about it, Dr. Jill, and forthwith drop the doc."

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