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Jill Biden hits back on the "misogynist" WSJ writer


Jill Biden hit back on Sunday night with a Wall Street Journal writer who poked fun at her use of the PhD because the university he previously taught distanced itself from his "misogynist" writing.

Columnist Joseph Epstein [83] called the future first lady [69] a "child" in the article published on Friday, in which he said she should "think about it and drop the doctor immediately".

His words sparked anger and on Sunday she tweeted: "Together we will build a world in which the achievements of our daughters are celebrated and not diminished."

Epstein had previously taught at Northwestern University in Chicago, but on Saturday they said he hadn't taught a class since 2003.

Epstein had been listed as "Lecturer Emeritus of English" on the school's website earlier on Saturday, but the page had disappeared later that day

“While we strongly support academic freedom and expression, we disagree with Mr. Epstein's opinion and believe that the nomination of a doctor is deserved by anyone who has earned a doctorate or degree. or an M.D. “, It says in the statement.

"Northwestern is a strong advocate for justice, diversity and inclusion and strongly contradicts the misogynist views of Mr. Epstein."

Dr. Biden received his PhD in Education from the University of Delaware. During her eight years as Vice President-Elect Joe Biden, she was a full-time English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Dr. Biden speaks from a classroom during the virtual DNC on August 18, 2020

Columnist Joseph Epstein [83] called the future first lady [69] a "child" in the article published on Friday, in which he said she should "think about it and drop the doctor immediately".

Columnist Joseph Epstein [83] called the future first lady [69] a "child" in the article published on Friday, in which he said she should "think about it and drop the doctor immediately".

Northwestern's English division also issued a statement accusing him of "unfounded Dr. Jill Biden's legitimate public allegation of her doctoral credentials and expertise."

"The department rejects this view, as does the reduction in the number of duly earned degrees in any field, from any university," the statement said.

Dr. Biden received his PhD in Education from the University of Delaware.

During her eight years as Vice President-Elect Joe Biden, she was a full-time English professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

Epstein's words sparked a violent reaction online with singer Pink, actress Debra Messing, and Kamala Harris's husband Doug Emhoff and her spokesman Michael LaRosa, all of whom rushed to defend Biden.

Dr. Jill earned four degrees while raising her family. She has a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees and received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2007. She is pictured with Joe and her children

Dr. Jill earned four degrees while raising her family. She has a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees and received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2007. She is pictured with Joe and her children

Former White House photographer Pete Souza shared a picture of Dr. Biden in a golf buggy called the piece "ridiculous and misogynistic" and added: "The Dr. is on his way!"

LaRosa called the piece a "disgusting and sexist attack" and said the paper should be "embarrassed" to print.

He added, "If you had any respect for women at all, you'd remove this obnoxious display of chauvinism from your newspaper and apologize to her."

Joe Biden's communications director Elizabeth Alexander added, “Sexist and shameful. Better be @WSJ. & # 39;

And Harris & # 39; husband Emhoff said, "This story would never have been written about a man."

The daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Bernice, tweeted, “Dear @DrBiden: My father was a non-medical doctor. And his work was very beneficial to humanity. Yours too. & # 39;

View host Meghan McCain said, “I'm so sick of accomplished, educated, and successful women like @DrBiden being mentioned in the media by misogynistic men. Beyond that so sick. & # 39;

Singer Pink called the article "Bulls ***" and actress Debra Messing tweeted: "What a disgusting display of misogyny. Your hatred of women shows."

And former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's husband, Chasten, said, "The writer could have used fewer words just to say," You know, in our day we didn't have to respect women. "

The Wall Street Journal sparked anger after arguing that Jill Biden's PhD "sounds and feels deceitful, let alone a touch comic strip." Kamala Harris's husband, Doug Emhoff, said, "This story would never have been written about a man."

The Wall Street Journal sparked anger after arguing that Jill Biden's PhD "sounds and feels deceitful, let alone a touch comic strip." Kamala Harris's husband, Doug Emhoff, said, "This story would never have been written about a man."

Former White House photographer Pete Souza shared a picture of Dr. Biden on a golf buggy and called the piece "ridiculous and misogynistic".

Former White House photographer Pete Souza shared a picture of Dr. Biden on a golf buggy and called the piece "ridiculous and misogynistic".

In his play, 'Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if you have an M.D. need & # 39 ;, wrote Epstein: & # 39; A wise man once said that no one is & # 39; Dr. & # 39; should call. unless he has given birth to a child. Think about it, Dr. Jill, and drop the doctor right away. «

"In the social sciences and humanities, calling yourself a Dr. is a bush league."

He is also doing a voluntary doctorate, although Dr. Biden holds two Masters degrees and a PhD in Education.

Epstein also admits that he only has a B.A. absent from the University of Chicago, "adding," I taught at Northwestern University for 30 years with no PhD or advanced degrees. "

But Northwestern tried to distance itself from Epstein by saying in a statement that this was inconsistent with his "misogynist views," adding, "Joseph Epstein was never a professor at Northwestern and has not been a lecturer here since 2002. "

They also deleted his online profile from their website.

In 1970, Epstein was denounced in an article for Harper & # 39; s Magazine after repeatedly using the N-word and writing that the LGBTQ community was "affected with no apparent cure," Newsweek reports

Jill Biden delivers the opening address at Borward College on May 4, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jill Biden delivers the opening address at Borward College on May 4, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jill has been married to the president-elect for 43 years and became the stepmother of Beau and Hunter Biden, his two sons from their first marriage, after their mother and baby sister were killed in a car accident in 1972.

She earned four degrees raising her family. She has a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees and received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2007.

Before moving to Washington DC, she taught at a community college in Delaware, a public high school, and a youth mental health clinic.

In her memoir, she wrote: "Being a teacher is not what I do, but who I am".

In April 2019, she took a break from class for the first time since 1981 to help her husband on the campaign.

One of her most famous appearances during the campaign was a rousing speech from a classroom of the virtual Democratic Convention.