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Dear "Time" Editor: Breastfeeding Cover Was Not "Whimsical"

Managing editor Rick Stengel called the now-infamous cover "whimsical" on Morning Joe today. That word does not mean what he thinks it means.

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That Time cover certainly was provocative — and maybe also upsetting, weird, and inflammatory. For a certain subset of attachment parenting devotees, it may have been empowering. But whimsical?

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This ring inside its very own handcarved walnut is whimsical.

So is this hot air balloon made of dandelion seeds and a top hat.

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And this model clutching a giant flower.

A tiny Cinderella carriage is super whimsical.

Whimsy can come in many forms, really.

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But this is just not whimsical. Sorry.

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