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Thursday, January 08, 2004

A woman's place?


There's a maternity store in Rice Village called "A Woman's Work: Babies, Birth, Breastfeeding."

While it's undeniable that only a woman can grow babies, can give birth, and can breastfeed, I'm not sure that that's the best choice of name. It seems more restrictive -- that, instead of "only a woman can," in the last sentence, "a woman can only." It seems to be ok in Houston; people aren't as uppity, don't care that much, and, even if they do take it as restrictive, probably don't think that a maternity store has much power in enforcing kinder-kirche-küche. I'd be interested to see the store's fortunes in a more sensitive place.

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