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Daily Archives: May 2nd, 2012

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A Messy Blog

  SHEFALI writes: I hope this mail finds you in good health. I have been devouring your writing uninterrupted but have run into a snag. Many of your older, fine posts don’t show up in the labels they should. Or even on search engines when the keywords are typed.

Should a Childless Woman Work?

  MARIANNE writes: I don’t know if you care to address this question, but here it is: what about those of us who are married, but do not have any children, and will not be having any children in the future (not by choice)? What is our role as women, and as wives? Should we […]

Foie Gras for Adults; Canned Junk for Infants

  MARY writes: I find it odd that a woman like Elizabeth Badinter, who hails from a country as proud of their traditions of food and wine and meal-taking as the French are, would have a problem with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and social meal-taking are some of the lovely, natural goods of life that rejuvenate and sustain […]

The Deceptions of Elizabeth Badinter

  IN HER book, The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women, Elizabeth Badinter is guilty of outright distortion on a number of issues. Foremost among these is the issue of the French fertility rate. Badinter makes much of the fact that the fertility of French women is higher than that of other European women (even […]