Skip to comments.Will Time's Breastfeeding Cover Be Bad For Business?
Posted on 05/11/2012 6:37:07 AM PDT by Baynative
Its safe to say the folks at Time magazine werent caught unawares by the controversy already boiling up around their latest cover, which features an attractive 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her almost-four-year-old son.
It was a taste of that controversy that convinced Rick Stengel, Times managing editor, that the story deserved to be on the cover.
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I have refused to touch or read a Time magazine for 20 years.
I too enjoy breast feeding!
Breast feeding for all, especially me!
I wonder if this is real or ‘staged’. I am small (A-B), but when I was nursing, they were huge, C cups. And they got bigger the older the babies got. This woman looks smaller than I am now. Also, once I saw a petite Asian woman in a restroom at the mall nursing a huge (fat) 3 or 4 year old. Her boobs looked grotesquesly large, not at all like an Aisan woman. Just saying that these don’t look like the breasts of a nursing woman.
Too slick, low perforation resistance, relatively unabsorbent, and I'd bet the ink smears, too.
The average newspaper would be better (but not much).
All the liberal chicks I know were horrified by it.
They viewed it as an attack on their mothering skills, implying that because they didn't breastfeed until their kid was smoking cigarettes they did an inadequate job.
For Time, it didn't endear them to their dingbat mommy readership. It generated a lot of buzz, but I don't think anybody's running out to buy the issue. Exactly the opposite I think.
If there are any males vapid enough to buy this coloring book on occasion, this cover would dissuade them from that supermarket line purchase. What guy wants to look like he's buying a pedophile magazine?
Death throes for the magazine.
Designed to sell copies to jerk-offs, whether they’re turned on by the mom or the little boy. I’m sure it will be one of their top-selling issues, because there are plenty of both types.
That’s deliberate. The photographer was “inspired” by paintings of Madonna & Child.
There’s no such thing as bad press. The only folks who won’t buy it weren’t going to anyway.
They could have at least used a model well endowed for the task, instead of this skiny , politically correct weeny girl, whose milk generating equipment has a capacity less than a thimble, symbolizing maternal starvation of children.
I feel sorry for the kid, he is being abused.
Time makes little sense as it obscures election issues.
I stopped buying this liberal rag magazine in 1993 and have not read Time Magazine since.
I’m not sure what that lady has is 100% organic! ;^)
And that's coming from someone who has been a Time Magazine reader since before I was in elementary school, and whose mother was a Time reader prior to World War II.
Luce and the rest of Time's founders would be furious. They certainly weren't ones to place educated discourse and morality above making a buck through sensationalism, but I believe their anti-Communism and radical individualism would have led them to have serious problems with the underlying concept of extreme family bonding that led to this photo.
A FOX News psychiatrist had this to say:
The mom herself (who, to her credit, is at least married) said her mother breastfed her until age six and she still remembers it:
I finally let my Time Magazine subscription lapse recently since I was usually reading the magazine online, and I couldn't come up with a good reason why I was paying money to support a liberal publication that I could read for free online. I now wish I'd renewed my subscription when it came due so I could cancel it over this outrage.
Errrrr , well, you get the idea.LOL.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not some kind of purist health nut! ;^) lol
Well, silicone and dairy products together, WTH? LOL.
Yeah right. Sorry Mr. Photog, your inspiration appears to be more the agit-prop posters of the 1960s with perhaps a touch of Da Da thrown in via the chair.
That was actually a pretty good piece you linked to. Sorry to find out Mayim Balik is one of these, er, enthusiasts. But I think she’s also a vegan so, whatever, she’s nuts.
I understand what someone else said about primitive cultures and how nursing is a natural form of birth control (to some extent) and it may be in some times & places that this was needed nutrition even for older children. (Like maybe if your mom’s a vegan)
And I did say before that I thought Child Services should pay that woman a visit, but I should make clear that’s because of appearing this way on the cover, not because of her breast feeding choices.
Our kid slept in our bed A LOT and I know many people disapprove of that. Not as an wee infant though, I was always afraid about her getting, as Juan Williams would say “smooshed”.