The power of giving birth and nurturing

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Sir, The desire for a child can often have been determined by positive and/or negative cultural or familial expectations.

What I believe is omitted from Simon Kuper’s article “Middle-class sexism: who cares?” (Life & Arts, December 13) is the power a woman can experience by the miracle of having given birth and the subsequent pleasure in exerting the power she may enjoy in the nurturing process.

Themis Dimon

New York, NY, US

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