by Christina Martin | liveactionnews.com
I wasn’t too surprised to hear that TIME Magazine had nominated Sandra Fluke for their 2012 Person of the Year pick. After all, this isn’t the first time they’ve done something that’s led me to shake my head in bewilderment. Remember Jamie Lynne Grumett and her controversial breastfeeding cover? I don’t have a problem with attachment-parenting practices like co-sleeping or adoptive breastfeeding. What did bother me, however, was the way TIME used a divisive and provoking title along with an outtake pic to garner magazine sales.
As for TIME‘s Person of the Year pick, I’d hope they’d lean towards someone who captivates, inspires, and makes positive changes in our world. “Gangnam Style” is a catchy song, but I don’t think PSY deserves a nomination for it. Let’s not even get into how absurd nominating E.L. James, author of 50 Shades of Grey, is. Why does our society think it’s cool to honor people who write books that favorably portray abusive relationships? (For the record, I’ve never read the book and never will. The plot summary alone is enough to turn my stomach.)
When it comes to nominating Sandra Fluke (who in the same tweet thanks TIME and then accuses them of being sexist for their limited female nominees), TIME is supporting a woman whose views are steeped in radical feminism, mixed with an entitlement mentality and misinformation about a birth control agenda birthed out of a philosophy of eugenics. While I don’t have anything against Sandra as a person, I am opposed to the rhetoric she spews – for example, her anger-laced speech at the Democratic National Convention. I don’t know about you, but I thought she just came off as pissed.