Juggs, Hustler and Time Magazine

14 May

I just don’t get what all the fuss is about. I admit I’m not crazy about the headline “Are you Mom enough” it’s a cheap shot. Us Moms are insecure enough without a national magazine throwing it in our face that we might be doing it all wrong. As far as the picture goes if a mother wants to nurse her 3 year old and dare to look straight at the camera while doing so, what’s the big deal?

I keep reading comments in response to the now infamous photo saying things like it’s just unnatural and disturbing. Has the world gone mad!? I totally get it that it’s not for everyone. Breastfeeding never really felt comfortable for me and I only breastfed 1 of my 3 children. But how could I have a negative gut reaction to a photo of a Mother and child doing what comes naturally to them? You know what I find much more unnatural and disturbing, Thirteen year old emaciated girls on the covers of magazines. These skeletal teeny boppers are obviously being exploited for profit despite their health and well being. What else do I find unnatural and disturbing? Young Women surgically placing two enormous pieces of orbital plastic inside their chests and posing nude on the cover of Hustler Magazine.
I think our society has it’s priorities beyond messed up. A married educated Mother of two believes in extended breast feeding and people are calling it child abuse? As if we don’t have any real child abuse or neglect to worry about in this country. I spent the weekend wondering what exactly do we honor in our society? It doesn’t seem to be a Woman’s right to be attractive and dare to breast feed her 3 year old at the same time. But, if she chooses to have a sex tape with many partners that aren’t her husband maybe everyone will leave her alone.

xoxo

What do you think? I know you have an opinion, everyone’s talking about it…Let me know in the comments section.

If your interested in learning more about the actual person behind the photo here’s Jamie Lynn’s blog http://www.iamnotthebabysitter.com

5 Responses to “Juggs, Hustler and Time Magazine”

  1. Marni May 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    I absolutely loved breastfeeding my daughter. The way she snuggled into me and held on to me. Not to mention in the middle of the night not needing to get a bottle warm it up and deal with all that, all I had to do was pull my boob out.
    The only reason I stopped was because I was pregnant again and my doctor said I was not giving myself and new baby enough nutrition. It is such a beautiful thing to be able to do, if it comes naturally to you.
    Who cares on the age you stop feeding your baby. Its for you and your family to decide not anyone else. The only person who should tell me its time to stop breastfeeding my children or even has a say in the matter are a doctor and my husband.

  2. Sleeping Mom @ Sleeping Should Be Easy May 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    It’s crazy that people call that child abuse when seriously there are so, so many more kids who are literally being abused and need more attention drawn to that. I wrote a blip about this issue on my blog on Friday, but in summation I feel like we need to do what works for us and let others parent the way they see fit. Like you said, she’s not starving the kid or neglecting him; there are more critical issues to actually dwell on than how long a kid is breastfed for.

  3. Daniella May 15, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    I totally agree with you. It was a cheap shot, and definitely did a good job of grabbing some attention. But people need to take a second and read the damn article before they jump to conclusions! The article itself is actually ridiculing the whole movement, which has really changed the way mothers relate to their kids… By being attentive and patient rather than trying to force them to be adults from birth. Anyway, keep up the good blogging.

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