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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What’s Time magazine?
YES MILK SALES WILL GO WAY DOWN. . . . . . . .
Imagine being that little boy...when he’s in junior high. Thanks Mom, for making me the most picked on kid in the school’s history.
Mothers milk leads to everything
Depends on how many co[oes they sell ,after. this issue...
Used to be the only occasion for me to read Time or Newsweak was in the dentist waiting room.
Fortunately, with my smartphone, I don't have to do that twice a year torture.
If not for the FR, I would not have know about this silly woman and unfortunate child.
I suppose this kid has no father? How about grandparents? Or maybe the whole group is non-compos mentis.
I’m NOT going to give them the click to find out.
Maybe child services needs to pay those people a visit.
The mom is hot. He will be the most envied.
Does it help Mom's to get their weight back to where it was before pregnancy by breast feeding?
That the longer women breast feed, the sooner they get their figures back. 3 is too much, for crying out loud, but when women want to get the baby weight off quickly, maybe the longer they breast feed.
Like I said: "I don't know nothin' about birthin' no babies.". Something about estrogen levels or something, I think.
thx for adding the perfect comic relief to an otherwise perverse and just plain weird issue.
time is not fit to be toilet paper.
Arrgh, the more I see this the worse it is.
That kid looks miserable, his mother looks like a maniac.
How on earth do they think this makes what ever it is they are trying to tout look good in any way?
We’re expecting these people to report the news? They can’t even spin their own propaganda correctly.
Years back there was a lady we knew that breast fed each child for many years. One day, while guests were there, one of her sons walked up to her and said, “Tit, ma.” and proceeded to pull off one side of her bra and enjoy his meal while the guests were still in the room.
My favorite line is from Firesign theater:
Mother: “Son, I didn’t breast feed you for 15 years to see you turn out like this! Now, come here son.”
Son: “Aw, mom, I’m not hungry.”
It’s a shock cover. Pure and simple.
Looking at that cover all I can think about is if the crazy mom let’s junior’s friends join in.
I bet if she continues till he hits puberty they’ll be a lot of volunteers
(Pity this child when he hits Middle School and his buddies find this magazine cover)
This is porn. Sorry. Child Porn. And the editors of Time will get away with putting this on the cover of a major news magazine so the porn-obsessed with buy it.
Larry Flint hires 18-yr-olds to perform in his porn for big bucks if they happen to look younger than their legal ages. It's called "Barely Legal."
Now here's the opposite...and an extension of the "Mommy Wars"--I happen to think that a child should be weened from this before the first birthday, and I usually get a titty-baby fanatic that thinks it should extend into elementary school...
And when did you discover your son was gay?
TIME is a cougar. Trying desperately to be edgy, appealing, or even relevant. Visually screaming “Pick me up!!!”
Next, perhaps, a scratch-and-sniff cover.
I suppose so, if you find that imagery arousing.
That was my take. The pose of the mother is more suggestive than nurturing and the look on the child's face doesn't seem like a baby finding comfort ... more like a kid trying to look cool for his buddies.
I'm not so sure I believe this a mother and son.
I know a boy who is 13 years old. He still sits on mommy’s lap, falls asleep in her arms at the campfire and, on those “scary” nights, crawls into her bed. YIKES! That boy has got some problems and will, like this kid, have future issues.
Indeed. And when you give it just a moment of thought, you have to believe the photo wasn't just a "one and done," serendipitously catching mom and baby in the middle of a feeding. This was a professional shoot, with the proper lighting and angles to the subject. The young boy was undoubtedly "coached" on how much of the breast to take into his mouth (lest any nipple or areola be shown), and what angle to look at the camera. There were likely multiple photos in order to get, "just the right shot." This was anything but a beautiful moment of intimacy between mother and child, captured on film.
I think the pic is very creepy with her son at that age but I find the Mom very attractive, what can I say? I am hot blooded healthy male. I would trade places with the kid.
I am tempted to respond to your post with, “Well, duh”, but I suspect a lot of people have not thought of that and it needs to be said. This is clearly part of a photo shoot. There are probably hundreds of shots. Everything from on the couch to sitting to you name it. Probably even some with her partially nude.
1. This will help perpetuate the “War on Women” meme. The more conservatives rail against it, the more the media will claim “oppression”. This was intentionally placed to get public reaction of social conservatives to further the warfare of division.
2. There is a faction of feminists that are militant about breast-feeding “in public”. They are “all-in” with the War on Women strategy. They will come out in droves claiming they were forced to cover-up somewhere at sometime and how humiliated they were by it.
I’m hoping the public “faces” of conservatives just ignore it. Priebus and Romney should STFU, too.
The whole sordid thing is right on the periphery of incest. That’s what it’s meant to represent.
Biological mother or not, it’s borderline child pornography, when you consider how everything must’ve been directed and staged.
Yes, when they're not prematurely killing their babies, they're demanding to flop their breast out anywhere they damn well please, because breast-feeding is sacred, dammit!
—Biological mother or not, its borderline child pornography, when you consider how everything mustve been directed and staged.—
Dionna Ford of Kansas City, Mo., and her children, ages 4 years and 5 months.
"I don't think about when I'll stopfor us, it's a life philosophy."
His parents better not send him to the same schools as the Romney grandchildren. Bullying is in the genes, dontcha' know!
When the kid is old enough to walk in and give his own order at McDonald’s then breast feeding stops having anything to do with the development of the kid or his health and everything to do with the mother.
In the digital age we live in now that picture will haunt this little guy for the rest of his life.
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.