You've all seen it by now. In fact, it's old news and I'm way behind the times -- clearing the buffers out of my brain that are filled with apple sauce, toy tractors and soy milk. It takes me a few days to clear my head, wipe the oatmeal from my eyelashes and say... What does that say? But the 'Mom Enough Time Magazine' cover that was released ever so obnoxiously, Pre-Mother's Day weekend. Yeah. THAT ONE. The one that forces all to look where most try not to out of a little thing called PERSONAL SPACE. Because-- not only is she sending a message about how awesome your arms can look with daily Pilates, but hello? Camouflage on a 5-year old? GROUNDBREAKING. My son has been wearing the military pattern for years, much to the chagrin of his leftist Preschool (Not that there's anything wrong with that political standpoint. Get over yourself.) It's FASHION, people. Even TIME MAGAZINE agrees.
Really TIME? You had nothing better to do than to sift through the Goddess files to find the one 26 year old, self-righteous (in her own right, because I'm non-confrontational) woman that wanted to stand up, say F-YOU, I BREAST FEED to the universe? Never mind the rest of us that -- in one massive uproar, sheltered our cubs under massive butterfly wings and said, "ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?!?!" Because women, MOMS in particular, are not defensive at all. Go team YOU.
Admittedly, I didn't read the article, so while I feel the need to write this post -- I can't speak for the content beyond Time's cover. Apparently, you have to buy the issue if you want to read in detail and by the time that I reached the newsstand, the angry mobs of Moms had already had their kill. All I could find was a trampled issue of Saveur Magazine -- the Bread Issue, which -- half-gnawed on must have served as substance to one of the blood seekers. I would go into detail over what they did to the Vogue Scarlett Johansson issue, but really -- the images are too graphic for my descriptive ability. HOWEVER, I did read the online interview with Miss MOM ENOUGH (in capital red letters) on Time's website -- I don't know, aside from the weirdness of shoving her boob into a her kindergarten-aged children's mouths, she seems okay -- a little loopy, but what Mom isn't? And whatever, if that's your thing -- DO IT. Obviously, someone at Time Magazine is happy that you did -- sitting in an accounting room, counting dollars upon dollars where the once dilapidated and tired magazine was, just yesterday, scrounging for pennies...MUHAHAHAA, WHO CAN WE PISS OFF NEXT?!?! While many would have been perfectly fine not knowing, and NOT getting angry over imagery and words that point and accuse. Blood pressures would have remained normal -- and those of us with a sense of humor wouldn't be wondering if we need to be careful about our boobs and what mouths they end up in. But whatever, who's to stop those that feel compelled to share -- in all seriousness, or not.
via the lovely blogger lateenough