The new issue of "Time" magazine has a pretty provocative cover. It shows a 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son . . . who's standing on a little chair so he can reach. It's for an article about a pediatrician who calls for extended breastfeeding.
The new issue of "Time" magazine has a pretty provocative cover, probably engineered for maximum SHOCK VALUE, to get people talking. And like the sheeple we are, we're talking about it.
--It shows a 26-year-old mother BREASTFEEDING her three-year-old son. He's too big to be in her arms, so he's standing on a small chair to reach her.
--It's for a story about Dr. Bill Sears, a pediatrician who's calling for extended breastfeeding. But obviously a photo of HIM on the cover wasn't going to be as exciting as a toddler breastfeeding, so "Time" went with that.
--The Internet has done its usual Internet thing . . . people applauding the cover, people OUTRAGED over the cover, people applauding the idea of extended breastfeeding, people decrying it. You know how it goes.
(--Check out a photo of the cover here. You can see a small part of the mom's breast, so if you're in a sensitive environment, be careful.)
(--Here are ten other covers or ads that featured breastfeeding . . . although the kids involved weren't almost four years old. And here's a fake version of the "Time" cover with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.)
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