Let’s get the facts out of the way first. Dr. Jill Biden earned her doctorate from the University of Delaware as a woman in her 50s, returning to study after raising a family. Joseph Epstein did not earn a doctorate in his 50s, 40s, or any other decade. In a recent – and misogynist, racist, and deeply offensive— editorial in The Wall Street Journal that has already generated a huge amount of pushback from academics both online and off, Epstein calls on Dr. Biden to stop using her title as an honorific.
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