I have to admit that I squirmed when I read Law.com’s headline, “The NLJ 500: Career-Nurturing Firms Win High Rankings on Women-in-Law Scorecard.”

It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate law firms with good track records on female partners. What makes me uncomfortable is the word ”nurturing.” It makes women seem super-needy, like orphan baby birds that require special care and feeding for survival.

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