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|View Poll Results: What articles and features of Mothering issue 152 did you enjoy?|
|A Quiet Place: Your Child's First Healer||30||100.00%|
|What's Kickin'? News You Won't Get Anywhere Else||11||84.62%|
|The Family That Plays Together...||26||100.00%|
|12 Cool Games You May Not Have Heard Of||25||100.00%|
|The Science of Sharing Sleep||66||100.00%|
|Pro-Family Without the Family Bed?||40||100.00%|
|The Solace of the Family Bed||52||100.00%|
|The Indian Table||10||76.92%|
|By Your Side||6||46.15%|
|Strokes of Genius||6||46.15%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll|
For me "Rocker Mom" didn't make me "kind of uneasy" (as PP said), it made me downright sick and angry. It begins with the author feeling uncomfortable because she thinks others may be judging her based on her clothing (though it seems no one actually said anything to her.) Then she goes on a rampage of judging and putting down all the others based on their clothing! It ends on a grossly self-righteous note as the author practically puts her arm out of joint patting herself on the back for singing with the kids on the bus.
Definitely not in the spirit of Mothering Magazine!
Did anyone on the editorial staff even read this before they published it?
And the sad thing is that at the beginning it seemed like it would be a nice article, someone finding her confidence and realizing that we all wear different things (based on our own taste but also budget, lifestyle, figure, religion, etc.) but it's what's inside that counts. And realizing we can build ourselves up without putting others down. I understand some people chose to just take the good from the article and ignore the bad. However, if you have to ignore large portions of the piece in order to take away something good, it means one of two things: either it really was mean-spirited or else it was simply poor writing. Either way it was not up to Mothering Magazine's standards!
I might add I happen to LOVE high-rise blue jeans. Low rise jeans are very uncomfortable as they slide down my hips as the day wears on, plus they don't do a thing for my figure. So if someone looks at me and doesn't want to be my friend because of my "blue jeans up to my ribcage," well... your loss.
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