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Miss Conduct

Are baby showers sexist?

Debating the politics of women-only celebrations. Plus, the classy way to quit a job.

> I sent a baby shower gift from our whole family, but the thank you note was addressed only to me. Women-only baby showers strike me as sexist, but I respect other women’s choices to celebrate as they wish. However, I was disappointed that my friend thanked only me when our card clearly indicated that the gift was from our whole family. What’s your take?

N.S. / Cambridge

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