You’re operating under false premises/presumptions. It is not universal that women will be drawn to nurture their children after childbirth. Yes, there’s the presence of oxytocin which is generally pre-existing to some degree before the child is presented to them causing a more rapidly possible spike as opposed to with the males whose levels wouldn’t spike until days after being presented with the child but would still reach the same high levels. However, this negates the existence of those who reject their children entirely—which happens. Of course, you’re also ignoring those very males of which I just spoke. Males have plenty of ability to bond with children and have instincts. It’s not limited to females. The structure of the brains is such that it varies from individual to individual and is not neatly separated from one sex to another. Which centers are activated and how is determined on an individual basis. https://relay.nationalgeographic.co...018-maternal-instinct-oxytocin-babies-science To check out some of what I’m talking about. Also this is similarly relevant. I’ve listed several possible circumstances that would fit. You’re simply stating that Rayleigh would only care about his own child because you have an antiquated 1950s notion of gender roles and how people relate to children. Apparently men can’t care about anyone that’s not their kid. Women are predisposed to push out and nurture kids—I guess we should just be barefoot and pregnant. Why did I bother getting a degree? Good thing I’m disabled now and just taking care of the house like a proper woman. Sorry, I’m triggered. But honestly. The whole spouting off things as fact with no sources and having them be such incendiary things as this is kind of like whoa. It’s easy to say “oh Oda doesn’t write women well—he’s stuck in the past. I’m just interpreting.” But in this case, it feels like your bias coming through hardcore. If I’m wrong, so be it. I’ll accept that there’s a mystery child. I never said that that wasn’t a possibility. I simply refuse to believe that it’s the only possibility—especially with the logic given.