Naked breast on magazine cover causes uproar

Filed under: Your Pregnancy, Nutrition: Health, That's Entertainment

You pick up a magazine and there, on the cover, for all the world to see, is a breast. Do you, A) yell at your teenage son for leaving his girlie magazines out again, B) remember that you need to renew your subscription to Art & Antiques, or C) freak out that a magazine about babies and parenting would show a baby nursing? It seems that for a lot of people, the answer would be option C.

"I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine," one person wrote. Concerned that her 13-year-old son might catch a glimpse of a body part, Gayle Ash of Belton, Texas knew what to do. "I shredded it," she said, adding that "A breast is a breast; it's a sexual thing. He didn't need to see that." BabyTalk is a free magazine whose readers are almost overwhelmingly mothers of babies, and yet, a poll of more than 4,000 of the magazine's readers found that a quarter of them did not approve of the cover, calling it inappropriate.

I'm sorry, but if you pick up a magazine about babies, you gotta be ready to see a little boob now and then. As for Mrs. Ash's son, I guess he'll just have to figure out what breasts are for from magazines like playboy and hustler instead of BabyTalk. I sincerely hope that Jared grows up seeing a woman's breast as a source of nourishment for babies, not as "a sexual thing." But maybe that's just me. The cover is there; what do you think?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.