A Dr. by any other name


Since getting my PhD a year ago, I’ve struggled a bit with something I imagine lots of fresh PhDs struggle with: when should I use the title “Dr.”

And it’s summed up nicely in a post over at Science.

Particularly relevant to me, I use Dr. often as an option on the dropdown menu when booking flights and tickets. Not because I want to be spoken to with respect (although damnit, I earned that f-ing degree (reason #1)), but because it’s none of your business whether I’m married or not Mr. Airline Booking Website.