Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans TIME Magazine Cover Model

Laverne Cox TimeTIME magazine is making up for their non-inclusion of Laverne Cox – who plays the amazingly resourceful hairstylist Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black – on their 100 Most Influential list with a brand new story entitled “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”

After an outpouring of fans wondered why the transgendered advocate was missing from the issue (#whereislavernecox), the magazine has given the actress her very own cover. While Cox told her followers that they “made this happen,” a spokesperson for Time says the story had been planned “months” before the controversy.  Continue reading “Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans TIME Magazine Cover Model”

Angelina Jolie Starts Dialogue on Genetic Testing, Lands Cover of Time Magazine

Angelina Jolie cancer coverAngelina Jolie caused quite a stir when she announced she had both her breasts removed shortly after learning that she had an 86% chance of developing cancer in them at some point in her life.

Most applauded her courage in one way or another. Some respected her choice even though it was not the one they would have made while others slammed her, calling the decision and following announcement extreme and irresponsible because it might encourage other women to “mutilate” themselves. (“Where is the proof that she even did it in the first place?” one ScienceAlert user wondered.)

Jolie’s predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer (caused by the BRCA1 gene) also brought up the timely issue of who can and can’t afford the highest quality of health care in our country. People know the system doesn’t work, but no one – politician or otherwise – seems to know how to fix it.  Continue reading “Angelina Jolie Starts Dialogue on Genetic Testing, Lands Cover of Time Magazine”

Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’ List Includes Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Jong-un, Jay-Z, The Obamas and CHRISTINA AGUILERA??

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Time’s “100 Most Influential” list of 2013, with seven covers featuring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, tennis star Li Na, PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, Pakistani women’s activist Malala Yousafzai, Republican senator Rand Paul (son of Ron), Jay-Z and Bollywood actor/producer Aamir Khan.

Within the magazine, we see profiles written by fellow trailblazers like Jodie Foster and Oprah Winfrey, divided into artist, leader, pioneer, titan and icon categories.

Right smack dab in the “artists” section sandwiched between Frank Ocean, Bryan Cranston and Steven Spielberg is Christina Aguilera, which I find odd, taking the non-success of her last two albums (Bionic and Lotus), her hiatus from The Voice, and the fact that she’s a goddamn mess into account.  Continue reading “Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’ List Includes Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Jong-un, Jay-Z, The Obamas and CHRISTINA AGUILERA??”

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.” 

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