DEAR MISS MANNERS: Should men be invited to a baby shower?
GENTLE READER: Do they know the baby? Miss Manners is confused by the notion that the celebration of new life is considered a female activity, disregarding the essential involvement of the other half of the population.
But then, she also thinks that eating melted chocolate from a diaper hardly counts as entertainment. Therefore, she is happy to spare anyone, for whatever reason, from such a fate, if that is what is ... ahem ... on the menu.