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By Daniel M. Suleiman

The staff, while well-meaning, has adopted a tone that assumes that the brunt of child care ought to fall on women, with the exception of monetary support.

While biology mandates that a woman nurse and rear a child for the first few months of its life, child care that day care centers provide may be shared equally by men and women. While society may not have caught up with an ideal, the staff seems to be blindly acquiescent to the status quo.

Harvard should create child care centers for the FAS faculty to attract parents, not just mothers.

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