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  •  Did your non-sexist childrearing (0+ / 0-)

    extend to home schooling, no TV, no movies, no radio, no advertisements, etc.? Did you screen all of your daughter's playmates to insure that they were equally insulated from sexist influences? If not, I have to point out that the belief that parental influence can counter all external influence isn't born out by practical experience.

    That said, no one is claiming that there aren't innate differences between male and female but such differences clearly exist in varying degrees in given individuals rather than as genetic absolutes. It's certainly not news that some women lack a maternal drive. The number of women who remain childless by choice is proof of that. Then there is the phenomenon of male couples who adopt children. For such people, biology is clearly not destiny. At least not in the simplistic, binary sense you suggest.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 01:34:57 PM PDT

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