Traditional females omitted from magazine cover
December 16, 2016
The cover of National Geographic’s upcoming January issue has sparked outrage online for featuring children questioning their genders and spotlighting what they call a “gender revolution.”
With articles titled, “Making a man,” “Dangerous Lives of Girls,” and “Rethinking Gender,” the publication is dedicating their entire first issue of 2017 to the single topic of the “shifting landscape of gender,” according to a press release.
“To a degree unimaginable a decade ago, the intensely personal subject of gender identity has entered the public square,” the press release states, adding that the issue will hit print newsstands on December 27.
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016
One of the issue’s two front covers features a boy dressed up in girl’s clothing, with a quote from him stating, “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”
Internet users were quick to share their disappointment over the magazine’s editorial decision.
@NatGeo Yea. There is men, there is women, and there is mental disortions.
— VXJaeger (@VXJaeger) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo stop ruining our children!!!
— YEEZUS (@JakeLuciano1) December 16, 2016
— Don Carpenter (@MrDonCarpenter) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo Canceling my subscription. Sorry to see your once fine periodical in such decline.
— Susan Scott (@Scottlaw9) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo I remember when you used to be worthwhile. Truly.
— 스튜어트 (@chamgurogi) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo Leftist propaganda muppets' efforts to destroy cultural norms
— DrPsych (@AlbertE37068199) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo been a reader for decades. Totally inappropriate subject for this magazine. Totally.
— qwertyuiop123 (@Bama45242) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo That's a child, IDIOTS, don't drag them into an adult debate.
— Dinesco (@Dinesco) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo I am so sick of this crap
— SleighRideJim (@meprogrammerguy) December 16, 2016
— Disconcerted Owl (@UnfoundSense) December 16, 2016
One curious issue immediately pointed out online was NatGeo’s omission of a traditional female on their cover.
— Lee Ann McAdoo (@LeeAnnMcAdoo) December 16, 2016
What do you think? Will you be picking up NatGeo’s latest issue?
This article was posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm