Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Dr. Stephen Colbert D.F.A. disagrees.
Sybarite: Every use of Dr. before you're name when you are not an M.D. is pretentious.
borg: Sybarite: Every use of Dr. before you're name when you are not an M.D. is pretentious.What about a DDS or DVM ?
Marcus Aurelius: Sybarite: Every use of Dr. before you're name when you are not an M.D. is pretentious.^ This. If you have a PhD and insist on being called "doctor", you are most likely a complete moron that wishes they were actually intelligent.
sigdiamond2000: If you think an honorary doctorate doesn't give Maya Angelou the right to call herself "Doctor," that's a perfectly legitimate opinion.If your first reaction to Maya Angelou's death is pointing out that she's "not a real doctor," you're probably a racist.
kbronsito: It basically would let me know which government officials he thought were idiots.
Mambo Bananapatch: Of course she has the right to demand that people refer to her as "Dr.".I have the right to demand that people refer to me as "Your Holiness".Nobody is under any obligation to call me anything at all, nor forbidden from calling me whatever they want.Therefore, this entire discussion is stupid.
nickdaisy: And as long as we're on be subject, Martin Luther King Jr wasn't exactly a respected academic, either.
sigdiamond2000: If your first reaction to Maya Angelou's death is pointing out that she's "not a real doctor," you're probably a racist.
Coming on a Bicycle: "Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon, and teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers."'nuf said.
Rurouni: If you mean she's a doctor like Dr. Pepper is a doctor, then yes she's a doctor.
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