Time Magazine Managed To Offend Me
I watch every horror movie that comes out, no matter how grotesque. I play violent video games like Gears Of War, Doom, and Dead Space but the latest cover of Time of all things repulses me.
The issue focuses on “attachment parenting” techniques and shows a three year-old (who turns four in June) latched onto his mother, Jamie Lynne Grumet.
Grumet, a 26 year-old blogger, says breastfeeding both of her sons (the other is five) is very important to her and that the tradition was passed onto her.
“My mother breast-fed me until I was 6 years old, until I self-weaned,” she tells the magazine. “Her encouragement to breast-feed is why we were so successful.”
“People have to realize this is biologically normal. It’s not socially normal. The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it.”
Oh I see it, and I wish it could be erased from my mind. The thing is, I don’t mind if people do weird things in the comfort of their OWN HOME as long as it’s not harming anyone.
Her son is probably not going to be traumatized by this, but I am, and so are a lot of other people. My advice to mothers with babies of all ages: if you’re lactating, stay the fuck inside.