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  • I support them putting it on the front page.

    32 38.55%
  • They shouldn't have put the picture on the front page.

    3 3.61%
  • They shouldn't have had a picture at all.

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  • Come on its just boobs

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Thread: Is this offensive to you?

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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This picture was obviously on the front page of the New York Times. The article was about breast cancer.
    What do you think?



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    I don't find it offensive.

    I know that they are trying to make a point about breast cancer, but for some reason this didn't really hit home to me.

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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Totally out of line for a mainstream newspaper. To become just a tease rag. Put then the NY Times is just a rag anyway and has been for a long time.

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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Totally out of line for a mainstream newspaper. To become just a tease rag. Put then the NY Times is just a rag anyway and has been for a long time.
    Why? It's a serious issue. Women of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage are at great risk of breast and ovarian cancers. The story reveals how (amongst other issues)this affects women's lives and choices in Israel. To screen or not? Preventative mastectomy? Have children first then the mastectomy? Men are carriers, should they be tested? There is great in depth reporting and an international angel to it. So it's very appropriate for the front page, with the picture.

    Jews of Ashkenazi, or central and eastern European, backgrounds, who make up about half the Jews in Israel and the vast majority of those in the United States, are much more likely to carry mutations that increase the risks for both breast and ovarian cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute.

    A number of influential geneticists and cancer doctors from various medical centers here say that the Israeli Health Ministry should pay for free voluntary genetic testing of all Ashkenazi women over the age of 25. About a million women would be covered, at a cost of less than $100 per test. Jews of Iraqi descent, whose families also often carry a harmful mutation, might also be screened.
    With reporting like this, it is not a "tease".
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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Why? It's a serious issue. Women of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage are at great risk of breast and ovarian cancers. The story reveals how (amongst other issues)this affects women's lives and choices in Israel. To screen or not? Preventative mastectomy? Have children first then the mastectomy? Men are carriers, should they be tested? There is great in depth reporting and an international angel to it. So it's very appropriate for the front page, with the picture.



    With reporting like this, it is not a "tease".
    This. Just because they are breasts doesn't mean they have to be sexual.
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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This. Just because they are breasts doesn't mean they have to be sexual.
    Bingo! It's an important health story and one that has resonance in the states. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should have been tested for it, as an Ashkenazi Jew, but wasn't and is lucky to be a breast cancer survivor.
    If I had known of my risk, I would have at least been able to be informed. My twins are the result of in vitro fertilization. My second pregnancy was natural. I blasted my body with a whole lot of hormones, and if I knew I was BRCA-positive or at risk, I could have asked my doctors if giving myself all these hormones was going to affect my risk of breast cancer down the road. But now it's always in the back of my mind. I wonder if I made it more likely that I would get breast cancer eventually by going through IVF.
    Right there, some of her decisions in getting pregnant should have been reviewed, given her heritage.

    Being prudish when women's lives are at stake, is ridiculous.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    I can't understand why people get upset about this sort of thing.
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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    it was just run of the mill which was below expectations for a large newspaper
    Well that's a bit sad.

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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! This is a clear sign that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is degrading our moral standards in this great country of ours! Its another sign of moral degradation happening under this regime!!


    Honestly: No i dont care. I think its fine. I see no problem with this. If people cant be mature... **** em.


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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    I don't find it offensive, not the body part. I find it unnecessary, and I find the newspapers appeal to people's prurient interest, probably in their commercial interest, to be offensive. If you're Hustler, we know who you are. NYT, you're not supposed to be Hustler. It's commercialism, they want to catch people's eye and pull it to the paper to get them to read further, hook them and get them to buy a copy. I bet it worked and the issue sold better than normal.

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    Re: Is this offensive to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post
    I don't find it offensive, not the body part. I find it unnecessary, and I find the newspapers appeal to people's prurient interest, probably in their commercial interest, to be offensive. If you're Hustler, we know who you are. NYT, you're not supposed to be Hustler. It's commercialism, they want to catch people's eye and pull it to the paper to get them to read further, hook them and get them to buy a copy. I bet it worked and the issue sold better than normal.
    And that's also serves the goal of breast cancer awareness, so it's a good thing. Women need to be aware of their risks.

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