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Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012 at 6:53 PM

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Hey ohhhhhh!

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'neady
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 6:57 PM 

Gross. I would never wear those ugly shoes.




Seriously though, I'm all for breast feeding but that's ridiculous.

 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 7:06 PM 

That kid's gonna take a lot of flak during middle and highschool for that picture. Can you imagine the bullying Mitt Romney would have inflicted if he knew that kid while he was growing up? I say that mom's being pretty inconsiderate of her childs' future health and wellbeing.


 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 7:17 PM 

And they thought high fructose corn syrup was the cause of childhood obesity...


 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 7:18 PM 

Not to mention that kid is like 7 years old. What woman would want to breast feed that long and with teeth!

"Ta Friggin da"




 
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Ginny
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May 10 2012, 7:18 PM 

This shit bugs me.

ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH?

Like if you don't have a 15 year old hanging off your tit you're less of a mom?

Not everyone breast feeds. God knows not everyone breast feeds to a redonkulous extreme, then acts holier than thou about it.

 
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Nobody
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 7:33 PM 

walts asshole

 
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Kathleen
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May 10 2012, 8:55 PM 

I think the article is pretty critical of attachment parenting.

The cover is ridiculous and absolutely intentionally inflammatory.

And kinda gross.

 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 9:56 PM 

I have a very very good friend who is completely 1 million percent in support of this cover (actually cheering) and still breastfeeds both her boys - ages 4 and 2. She is also an "intactivist" and campaigns loudly and long about her anti-circumcision views.

She has lost a lot of friends on facebook as a result.

I adore her. I respect her. She is one of the very best amazing people I know. But ... I just can't get behind breastfeeding kids past babyhood. I haven't had a discussion with her about it because I respect her right to her opinion.

I had an acquaintance years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. We were having tea in her kitchen and her 5 year old son comes into the kitchen saying "mommy! mommy! I am thirsty" and STARTS.UNBUTTONING.HER.SHIRT. UNBUTTONING HER SHIRT! And she breastfed him right there! And I just... OMG... I sat there stunned.

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (tm Ginny)





 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 10 2012, 10:21 PM 

A summary of what I have found out today:

- apparently, the World Health Organization suggests breast feeding until 2yo. This kid is 3yo.
- most children, if allowed to...detatch ? naturally, do it between 2-7yo.
- apparently, the only "problem" with this photo is North America's objectification of breasts.

- Time magazine just wants to try and sell magazines



 
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mar
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May 11 2012, 2:29 AM 

"detaching" at 7 seems wrong to me. I breastfed both my children. I weaned them before they were 2. But that's just me.

 
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ED
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 11 2012, 3:58 AM 

It's certainly a very arresting photograph!

 
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Appalled
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May 11 2012, 8:41 AM 

No one makes money when women breast feed. Think of all those poor formula companies and feed your babies powder and water!

Whos business is it how long someone breast feeds? This is such an anti woman mag cover. Damned if you do and damned if you don't, but hey, at least she's a size 0 while doing it.

 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 11 2012, 8:47 AM 

Yeah, I had that reaction too Appy. That woman doesn't look like she's ever given birth. It's gotta be that kid's mom though right? Otherwise it's dangerously close to a legal definition of child porn if they're models/actors...

Man, the child rearing thing is so amazing. I feel like I'm forever fighting the urge to judge how others are doing it, and forever amazed at how willing to be up in our biddness people are about how WE are.

I just want them happy and able to fool society into thinking they're mostly normal when necessary.

 
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May 11 2012, 9:59 AM 

I'm totally into boobs as are a lot of guys. Yeah, yeah, boobs aren't for sexual pleasure, they have a biological purpose. But no, in fact they are. They can serve a dual purpose if you will. Lots of body parts do.

I wouldn't be cool with my kid sharing a tit with me beyond infanthood. It'd weird me out.

No thanks.

I wonder what the dads/husbands of these moms think.


 
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Louise
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May 11 2012, 10:21 AM 

I read somewhere else that the model and child in that photo were photoshopped together (no idea if that's true) and that the model on the cover is not the person they write about in the article. The woman in the article has a three-year-old child; the kid in that photo looks much older.

TIME is obviously trying to sell magazines, by putting up the most shocking photo and inflammatory headline that they can.

Everyone's always judging everyone else. If you breastfeed - you're doing it too long, your poor husband, you didn't do it long enough. If you don't breastfeed - your poor child! you heartless creature! you're so selfish!

If the parents and the child are fine with it, why is it any one else's business?


 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 11 2012, 10:23 AM 

Everybody's got something say, but nobody's asking the poor boob what it thinks!

 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 11 2012, 10:33 AM 

You know breast feeding isn't easy. It's a commitment to take care of your body, not drink, do drugs or smoke, eat healthy (and lose your baby weight while doing it). I think their husband fathers should be greatful for a loving caring mother who puts her child first.

The whole birth process is such big business in this country, it's sickening. and this rag is going to criticize the mothers?? it's disgusting.

women are meant to give birth in a safe place, like home, and nurse their infants. There is no money in that, so they are convinced they all need csections, formula and millions of dollars worth of baby stuff. Then as the children grow we'lladvertise to junk food and toys and video games and we will do research to make sure that the most innoncent of consumers are programmed at an early age to consume, and then when they are fat and lazy and have spent all their parents money, we can count our billions in profit and blame the MOTHERS!

Oh, and let's now attack birth control and abortions, woman's right to family plan, cuz they can't do that right.

 
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ED
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 11 2012, 10:35 AM 

Sorry, Ap, what was that?  I zoned out after the word "breast".

 
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Re: Let's talk about the TIME magazine cover

May 11 2012, 10:36 AM 

You'd make a fine American.

 
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