Re: “Tired of ‘lazy male’ stereotype: Reader’s letter,” Mar. 16:

I unfortunately too have used the remark: “You wouldn’t understand, you’re a man” against my partner. This is a horrible argument — he can’t help being born a male as much as I can’t help being born a female. But I don’t believe Lisi Tesher was trying to insinuate that all men are thoughtless bystanders in their child’s birth.

However I do think that many men are not aware of the difficulties that women have to endure during pregnancies and Lisi Tesher was simply trying to help enlighten them. How else would men know unless it becomes public knowledge, through women’s discussions?