Skip to comments.Time magazine cover -- forget the breast, what about the boy?
Posted on 05/11/2012 11:54:39 AM PDT by servo1969
Jamie Lynn Grumet, the 26-year-old mother featured on the cover of Time magazine breastfeeding her 3-year-old son, has done more this week than become the poster woman for attachment parenting, the sometimes laudable movement that advises parents to be physically and emotionally available and responsive to their children. She has shown the limits of such a concept, and the ways in which it can be twisted into a bizarre, contemptible caricature of itself.
Grumet is a model, and models have to have at least healthy dose of narcissism (television journalists like me, too, by the way). But I fear Grumet has more than whats healthy.
Because she thought nothing of becoming far more famous than she ever was or ever would have been by getting naked on the cover of Time using her son as a propletting him, in fact, look right into the camera and be completely recognizable while sucking her nipple. He may never be better-known for anything than for being a breastfeeding 3-year-old on the cover of a national magazine.
When he enters school later in his young life he may be ridiculed for it. And these realities hint at a woman who could (and I have not evaluated her) have very poor boundaries and be willing or likely not only to nurture a child, but to absorb him, deny him his personhood and render him no more than her appendage.
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Don’t San people have teeth?
Teeth are God’s and nature’s clue that kid is ready to wean.
We ignore God and nature’s messages at our peril.
Don’t San people have teeth?
Teeth are God’s and nature’s message that the kid is ready to wean.
We ignore God and nature at our peril. Always. As my mother said a thousand times, you can’t flim flam Mother Nature.
I just hand my son $10.00 to mow the yard and I keep my moobs under my shirt.
Post a picture of your “yard mowing inspirations” so we can all see their magic. LOL
My contempt for Time and the cover creatures scares me,I seldom react to things I dislike so vehemently but I thought it almost pornographic if not actually pornographic.
And I hope Time loses so much business that they are out of it in a month or two.
Those skinny jeans do it for me. Oh Lawd....That woman is hot.
The world is just not ready yet!
What do breasts and toy trains have in common?
Everybody wants to play with them?
Their meant for children, but their dads always want to play with them.
Female genital mutilation is pretty common in the 3rd world also... maybe next month’s issue should show a picture of that being done to an American girl by her mom!
I dont know whats wrong with you people. You guys need to be more progressive, more tolerant and open minded to lifestyles you disagree with.
Isnt this something that would come out of a Liberals mouth? Its funny to see even Liberals upset about this thing.
Do they purposefully pose on the cover of a (rapidly declining circulation) weekly magazine to promote an article which was only peripherally oriented to breast-feeding toddlers?
My 3rd world experiences have taught me the people there disdain shock value (admittedly, I have not yet been to Thailand, but then again, much of Thailand is no longer 3rd world), and when they do, you will be duly and appropriately shocked, and it won't be peripheral to the point conveyed.
3 years old? He looks more like 5 or 6! He’s going to get ripped by his classmates over this photo!
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the San people also don’t have access to the type of nutritious diet that is available even to the most destitute of Americans, in part thanks to our Government’s “attachment parenting” programs.
I lived in a small town in northern Georgia....Where everybody knows everybody... Hill Billy country.
One day, a waitress came into my office and said,” You have to do something,Mary Ann is out in the front booth and is breast feeding her boy, people are walking out!”
Sure enough when I looked out, there she was with her top wide open, and her boy feeding away as customers left in discuss.
I walked over and said,”Mary Ann! What do you think you're doing!”
She said, Well, my boy was hungry....
I said,” Well if he's hungry, let him buy a pizza like everybody else.... He's 18 years old!
Wow. Very well put. It's called respect for human dignity.
We don’t live in a third world country, so that’s irrelevant.
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