Women rally behind Jill Biden after WSJ op-ed asks her to drop 'Dr.'

Former first lady Michelle Obama was among those coming to the defense of the future first lady, who has a doctorate in education.
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Transcript for Women rally behind Jill Biden after WSJ op-ed asks her to drop 'Dr.'
We now have that fallout from that op-ed about incoming first lady Dr. Jill Biden. Saying she should drop the title doctor because she is not a physician. Many calling the article sexist and now former first lady Michelle Obama ING those who have something to say about Rachel Scott is in Washington with more on first. Good morning, Rachel. Reporter: Robin, good morning. She does and so do so many other women this morning. The opinion editor for "The wall Street journal" is standing by publishing those words calling it fair comment but many are saying what was written about Dr. Jill Biden would have never been written about a man. This morning, women are rallying behind Dr. Jill Biden, speaking out against that controversial op-ed calling for her to lose the "Doctor" from her title. It was this piece in "The wall Street journal" that triggered the backlash. Joseph Epstein writing a wise man once said no one should call himself a doctor unless he has delivered a child. Epstein referring to the future first lady who has a doctor at in education and two masters degrees as kiddo, asking, any chance you might drop the doctor before your name? Dr. Jill Biden sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic. Former first lady Michelle Obama saying those comments strike to the heart of what women have been hearing for years shearing on Instagram we're all see bag also happens to so many professional women. Whether their titles are doctor, Ms., Mrs. Or even first lady, all too often our accomplishments are met with skepticism, even derision. Hillary clintofiring back. Her name is Dr. Jill Biden, get used to it and the soon-to-be second gentleman Doug Emhoff writing this story would never have been written about a man. Northwestern university where Joseph Epstein had once given lectures saying they are firmly committed to equity, diverse a eninclusion and strongly disagree with his views. The doctor of martin Luther king Jr. Noting her father was a nonmedical doctor as well. Online women with doctor ATS adding their titles to their Twitter handles to stand in solidarity with Biden. There are many things in the world we can argue and debate about and there are two or more sides of but whethere should denigrate women for their professional achiements, that is not a point on which we can argue. We should all be able to agree that the time for that sort of prejudice is long gone. Reporter: Even after all the pushback, "The Wall Street journal's" opinion editor defended publishing those saying the outrage is overwrought because whether you agree or disagree, Mr. Epstein's piece was fair comment. And as for Dr. Biden, she tweeted this message, together we will build a world where the accomplishments of our daughters will be celebrated, rather thandie mennished. And Dr. Jillbiden's team has labelled that op-ed sexist and disgusting and calling for it to be taken down. Guys. I mean, come on. Yeah. But "The Wall Street journal" is defending their right and saying they're not going to take it down. Hmm. You know, but really it's -- -- Who needs it? Do you give it oxygen by talking about it? Do you give it energy but you do have to bring attention to it saying thisaoutrageous. She earned the degree. She earned it. I mean I got an honorary and I call myself a doctor so -- There you have it. I didn't earn it.

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