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Can I ask how you know what I would or wouldn’t do and what my sensibilities are on this topic?


I’m not white knighting anything. I am respecting her academic achievements as someone raised by someone who holds a doctorate to respect and address people by the titles they’ve earned-where appropriate, and encouraging others to do the same. I've literally said nothing about what bearing her gender has on my opinion--I only offered the opinion that the article's headline should acknowledge the title this individual, one who happens to be a woman, holds in light of their remarkable scientific achievement.

Why is this a problem and why do you characterize respecting achievements as “white knighting”?

Are you here to tell me a man can’t respect a woman’s title without having an ulterior motive? Why do you believe this to be the case?

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