While women might say this when explicitly asked and they think about it, in natural conversation the language of even progressive, prepinkhat, non-leaninist feminists strongly indicates that they too believe in some form of biological determinism, particularly when it comes to associating girls and women with bonding, nurturing and care giving etc. As an ex full-time male “mother”, I have to constantly call BS on the anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ parenting, women-suppressing, male-disabling claim that “every child needs a (female) mother” and something or the other about breast feeding.

I stop to miau to cats.

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