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Raising manly boys and feminine girls?

Is it a boy or a girl? This is the first question that is asked on the birth of a new baby.

Ann Benton

On the basis of gender, not merely the name but also the wallpaper and the clothing is selected. The parent is already in the brave new minefield of gender identity. Some distinctions, while cultural and arbitrary, are benign. It would be a very mean feminist who would send her son to school in a dress.