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Woman Demanding To Be Called 'Doctor' By Airline Has Twitter Divided

By Evan Brechtel

If someone puts in the time, money and effort to earn a degree, they deserve whatever title comes with it regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity.

At least that's what Dr. Siobhan O'Dwyer believes.

However people of color and women routinely have one title ignored or changed when their credentials or documentation display it. That title is "doctor."

Recently, Dr. Siobhan O'Dwyer let Quantas Airlines know she did not appreciate a member of their staff reading the title "Dr." on her airline ticket, then choosing to call her "Miss" instead. And like many people now, O'Dwyer shared her experience on Twitter.

She stated:

"My ticket says Dr O’Dwyer. Do not look at my ticket, look at me, look back at my ticket, decide it’s a typo, and call me Miss O’Dwyer."