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  • s  providing physical and emotional care and nourishment

  • It's not that we were wrong back in the salad days of feminism about the existence of nurturant "feminine values.
  • There is very little encouragement of nurturant fathering in this society.
  • Harvard's Kagan, on the other hand, urges parents to provide "a nurturant environment" and declares, "It's easy.

  • Camille Paglia in City Journal
    The man who would succeed in such a culture must appear to sympathize with these obscure hurts; he must take pains, Paglia writes in Sexual Personae, to appear an "androgyne, the nurturant male or male mother."
  • George Lakoff in Christian Science Monitor
    ...a dubious sign of progress, at a recent retreat of congressional Democrats, University of California linguist George Lakoff argued that the liberal message should be "government as nurturant parent."

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