One of the reasons I stuck it out to finish my Ph.D. was that it was a good way of avoiding the whole Miss/Mrs./Ms. title nonsense. (My actual preferred title is, of course, Supreme Galactic Empress, but good luck getting anyone to use that.) At the same time, I don't generally bother with any title in social situations, except for when making restaurant reservations. Reservations for Dr. X tend to get you better tables.
By the way, the person I worked with who was most insistent on being referred to as Doctor was a DPA (Doctor of Public Administration), not a Ph.D.
At any rate, I am pretty sure that the correct title for Joseph Epstein, ,who wrote the Wall Street Journal op-ed is "misogynistic asshole."
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