THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD MOM

I trace much of the distemper between the sexes to the fact that men can reproduce in near perpetuity, marrying and remarrying, having second and third families, with rarely a raised eyebrow about their right to do so. For men who have a late child, there's a nudge and a wink from your pals, a spread in People if you're Clint Eastwood, and a bump in the polls if you're Strom Thurmond. A trophy kid is so common among the '90s tycoons, you'd think it was a corporate perk, like stock options. Meanwhile, a woman's peak childbearing years coincide precisely with...

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