Baby's an It (call of the obstetrician?)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Sep 13 13:10:09 UTC 2008

At 9/13/2008 08:44 AM, David Bowie wrote:
>>"He saw
>>the baby was sleeping peacefully, he touched it on the cheek, and her
>>eyes opened. Cute little baby." '  (Sexism rampant, of
>>course.)  Apparently for Detective Anderson babies are neuter until
>>personal contact is established.
>To verify sexism in this, you'd have to show that the same thing
>wouldn't have been said for a baby boy.

For an infant boy left on a doorstep, and were I a policeman, I would
have said "handsome little tyke."


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