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post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by Earth Angel
If I'm not mistaken I think this was a pappa that replied and I just took it as he was saying pregnant ladies are beautiful!...which if course he is MOST definately correct about

For me....it is hard to see people all done up but still supposed to look "normal" but really that is what our culture is all about. But, like I said....at least this woman was really pregnant....and I think it is cool that she looks as good as she does!! I really think it is disturbing to be a woman in our society, not to mention a pregnant one, and see ads of unpregnant women pretending to be pregnant to sell clothes to pregnant women KWIM????

I also think it is great dharmama that your clients/students are eating up this issue....very informative for pregnant women for sure!! And you know what....if the important messages containted within the covers get across to more people if they are presented this way then so be it....its better than these folks being given Parenting by someone else first right??? the broader the movement the better IMO


LOL on the boob thing....haven't read that article yet but it sounds intriguing from what you all have said though...it also sounds like there was a bit of misinformation in that article, and that is unfortunate.
Yes I am the one who said the woman on the cover is beautiful. Pregnant women are gorgeous IMHO. Forget that - they are gorgeous IMOO (In My Outspoken Opinion!!!)
post #42 of 51
I really like the way they did this issue. The cover is "normal-looking" and the articles are great. I think that makes someone who doesn't usually read it much more likely to pick it up at the bookstore. I'm seriously tempted to order a case to give to my WIC clients.

My favorite articles were the co-sleeping ones, I think.
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by Britishmum
I havent seen it, because I wont buy it since the editorial comment about circumcision. I wish there had been some clarification about that, because I have always loved Mothering. I wont buy it for now though, or give subscriptions as gifts..........
Yep!
post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree
Are they Oking a circ? Wow that is so way out there... sheesh. I always thought they were against that...
H
Not in so many words, but Peggy's article was not AGAINST circumcision (like the forum title here or Fleiss' article), in fact she said there is no single, easy answer She said that on circ (as with other things) parents have inherent authority to make decisions...you know, like you can decide to spank your kids, make them CIO, give them soda at 2 months...they're all parents' choices, afterall! I know they got a zillion letters on this...but, surprise, none got published. :

Previous threads on this:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=287434
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=287439

More on topic...I likethat it look smore attractive, more mainstream so maybe more mamas will pick it up....but maybe it is looking that way because it's actually going in that direction?
Either way, it's not for me anymore and I'm selling all my issues, from '99 to now!...a little plug...
post #45 of 51
Although I was pissed as hell about Peggy's sloppy writing in her editorial that failed to condemn circ, and I'm annoyed that they haven't followed up with a correction or a letter to the editor/response, I do think that the latest issue redeems the magazine greatly on the no-circ issue (which I'm passionate about, as my siggy demonstrates). Peggy stated in chat that she did not at all mean to support RIC, and I believe her.

I think it is an awesome, no-punches-pulled set of articles and doesn't give an inch of ground on the "circ is a parent's choice" front. I especially like the second article on informed consent - I think that any doctor who offers infant circ has got his or her head up his/her and is engaged in a massive exercise of self-delusion.

I'm going to go buy 10 or 20 copies and save them for pregnant friends/acquaintances....because I think the magazine could make a huge difference and I'm more interested in saving babies than in continuing to beat Peggy up for a badly worded editorial. I also like the more mainstream look of this particular cover - not the cover model per se but the whole "look and feel" just seems more sophisticated and appealing.

There was a thread about the Vitamin D ad...I think that one they are going to pull when the contract expires but they have a contract and you can't just break a contract willy-nilly. Unless they have a clause in their contract saying "we have a right to pull any ad at any time for any reason," they could be liable to the company and get sued for breach of contract.

I am not going to say I agree with Mothering 100% all of the time....but it is the only decent parenting magazine out there. Look at the alternatives! Not one of them will ever question vaxes, or dis TV, or state plainly that circ is harmful, or talk about the risks of FF honestly.
post #46 of 51
post #47 of 51
OK, I finally got a copy of the magazine... the woman on the cover is lovely! What is wrong with that? I looked back at all of my magaizines and I see that all of the people (wopmen, children, men) are all lovely. I use to dress like the woman on the cover when I was pregnant with ds#3... it was comfy!

And this issue ROCKS! So much great info. Plus I the piece by the dad about co-sleeping. Wonderful. Iloved all the pictures of dads with babies.

H
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by devonc
You know, speaking of stock photos, I LOVED the pic on the May/June issue so much I found the knitting pattern for that little purple hat... lo and behold, what pic did I see on the cover of the book Knit Baby Head and Toes? THE EXACT SAME PICTURE!

It : me a little, they can't find their own cute babies to take pictures of?

And I have found the last few issues to be slightly less "informative" and more "activist"-- nothing wrong with that, really, but I used to learn so much from it.

:LOL I bought the book too, and I was like-wait a minute.....this looks familiar:LOL
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by Quirky
Although I was pissed as hell about Peggy's sloppy writing in her editorial that failed to condemn circ, and I'm annoyed that they haven't followed up with a correction or a letter to the editor/response, I do think that the latest issue redeems the magazine greatly on the no-circ issue (which I'm passionate about, as my siggy demonstrates). Peggy stated in chat that she did not at all mean to support RIC, and I believe her.

I think it is an awesome, no-punches-pulled set of articles and doesn't give an inch of ground on the "circ is a parent's choice" front. I especially like the second article on informed consent - I think that any doctor who offers infant circ has got his or her head up his/her and is engaged in a massive exercise of self-delusion.

I'm going to go buy 10 or 20 copies and save them for pregnant friends/acquaintances....because I think the magazine could make a huge difference and I'm more interested in saving babies than in continuing to beat Peggy up for a badly worded editorial. I also like the more mainstream look of this particular cover - not the cover model per se but the whole "look and feel" just seems more sophisticated and appealing.

There was a thread about the Vitamin D ad...I think that one they are going to pull when the contract expires but they have a contract and you can't just break a contract willy-nilly. Unless they have a clause in their contract saying "we have a right to pull any ad at any time for any reason," they could be liable to the company and get sued for breach of contract.

I am not going to say I agree with Mothering 100% all of the time....but it is the only decent parenting magazine out there. Look at the alternatives! Not one of them will ever question vaxes, or dis TV, or state plainly that circ is harmful, or talk about the risks of FF honestly.
I completely agree with you, Quirky!
post #50 of 51
I just received my copy of Sept/Oct. Mothering in the mail (it takes a while for it to be sent to an International address), and was a bit disappointed not to see any great responses to past issues (you know, reactions to 'difficult' issues, or people adding valuable information to an article, editorial or book review).
This issue seemed to only have 'love letters' by people saying how much they loved the magazine and its articles. Okay, but normally I LOVE reading the letters section because there are some really intelligent readers out there who really add value to the magazine with their comments and reactions.
This issue's letters section just seemed like 'Parenting' or any other mainstream magazine who would never dare print any 'negative' reactions to its articles or editorials.
All in all, I was neither disppointed nor overly impressed with the issue, but I aggree with some PP in that it's better than some of the other stuff out there.
post #51 of 51
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Holly, i noticed that about the letters section too. although, i can't imagine the past few issues stirring up that much controversy. :LOL
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