Gender bias and the word, “doctor”

When I first began writing about the “doctor” title, I led with my personal beliefs. But as my research expanded, I realized there were so many variables and so many experiences that have shaped other women’s views on being called “doctor.” Call me “doctor,” please A few years ago, I was at a charity event for underprivileged kids in Detroit. One of the board members was a well-spoken nurse with a PhD. She introduced herself as “doctor,” and I admired that. She earned it. The title automatically told of her accomplishments in one simple word. My boyfriend at the time was also a member of the board. As we were networking, I asked him to introduce me as “doctor” becaus...

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