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Mom, ours forever

A recent episode with my own daughter got me thinking about the ownership children feel for their mothers, and more specifically their mother’s bodies.

ON A RECENT WEEKDAY MORNING, I was showering before work when my 4-year-old daughter stormed into the bathroom.

“You hurt my feelings!” she yelled. “I’m mad at you!!”

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