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May 11, 2012 / Hallie Madenski

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.

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  1. Holly / May 11 2012 8:47 pm

    My sisters friend he was Breast fed till he was 12……..

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  2. popcultureatemymonkey / May 11 2012 6:47 am

    Perhaps someone should breastfeed Time magazine, and then it can grow up and be a real news magazine.

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    • Hallie / May 11 2012 12:42 pm

      HAHA. Nice burn. I wasn’t breastfed and look how I turned out… Oh, maybe they have a point.

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      • popcultureatemymonkey / May 11 2012 1:34 pm

        You know, come to think of it I had a dream like this once. I was the kid, except I wasn’t a kid and the mom was Megan Fox.

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      • Hallie / May 11 2012 1:40 pm

        Well let’s hope she’s not an actual mom now (as rumors have suggested) or your dream might dissipate.

        Pregnant ladies think their breast milk is funny and endearing but it reminds me of that water on top of the sour cream that I keep having to drain before I make quesadillas.

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