Time’s risky cover under heavy scrutiny
Time magazine’s cover, featuring a woman breastfeeding a 3-year-old, has sparked some heated debates and backlash.
Have you been keeping up with Time magazine lately? If so, you probably noticed its titillating May 21 cover…
The cover features a slender woman (Jamie Lynne Grumet) looking defiantly into the camera lens whilst her 3-year-old son (standing on a little chair) is peacefully suckling on her — shall we say — breasticular areola, and the headline dramatically reads, “Are You Mom Enough?”
The magazine has received quite a negative response to its risque cover choice, but is that really surprising?
If your child can stand on a chair, latch on to your breast and innocently peer at the cameraman, he may be too old to be breastfed. Actually, if your child is old enough to say “breast” or “feed me, Mother,” he may be too old.
Grumet defended her choice to breastfeed her son, stating it’s a bonding experience and that she, in fact, was breastfed until she was 6 years old.
The Today morning program’s poll revealed that 73 per cent of the 122,000 participants wished they had not seen the cover at all. What a coin-ka-dink.
In all honesty, at 6 years old, you’re ready to enter the schooling system. If you have your mum’s breasts on your mind, an intervention is needed.
What did celebs think of the revealing cover?
"@Time, no! You missed the mark! You're supposed to be making it easier for breastfeeding moms. Your cover is exploitive & extreme," Alyssa Milano (pictured) tweeted.
Dane Cook poked fun: "Time Magazine's cover is pretty ballsy or tittsy," the comedian tweeted. "The kid looks nourished. Wonder if they call that the yum yum chair."
Just one more…
“Time magazine cover is pretty disturbing! Breast feeding a 3yr old is wrong! What's wrong w ppl!” stated Joanna Krupa.
While the benefits of breastfeeding are legendary, its benefits are extended to infants who are vulnerable and susceptible to illness. Let’s not overkill it.