Another great moment in gender and mental health issue sensitivity from Maclean's

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture
Another great moment in gender and mental health issue sensitivity from Maclean's

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Yes...Maclean's actually RAN this as their cover story recently:

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/05/23/dianas-damage/

(excerpt)

How Diana damaged William

A controversial new book says her mental illness hurt her son and has even affected his relationship with Kate

(end excerpt, read the rest for yourself...it just gets worse.)

 

Yeah, that's right..."How DIANA Damaged William"...they actually put those words on the cover of the freaking magazine...they're putting every issue that Will might have in his life on HIS MOTHER and "her mental illness"(which the lead references as if it were an unchallengeable point that Diana was, in fact, dealing with mental health problems and as if having such problems were a personal failing, something that Diane herself was RESPONSIBLE for having).  And as if Charles himself bears no major responsibility here.
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I'm no monarchist...but Christ, if Maclean's is willing to carry a right-wing gender agenda so far that they'll tar one royal(female)parent
while letting her unfaithful and emotionally constipated husband off the hook for anything in the developmetn of the royal kids...what the hell do they have in store for every other family(and especially, every mother, and every one with mental healthy issues) they can attack?

Oh, and btw...even if William has some serious flaws as a human being...is he the first royal in history that you could say that about?  All the others before him were perfect?

Jesus Christ with a Valium.

Caissa

I haven't read the article yet. Macleans is becoming more and more like the tabloid press every day.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I think I haven't read a Maclean's since leaving the family home 40+ years ago. I quit reading TIME in 1995, my subscription to The Economist expired three years ago. When I get on the plane, I usually pick up a copy each of The Economist, Rolling Stone,  and Road & Track.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Maclean's is a rag..And it's been a rag for quite some time...It's no more superior to the National Enquirer and ironically,the Nation Enquirer has far more journalistic integrity..far more.

MegB

Anything that's ever published anything by Barbara Amiel is immediately suspect.  They lost my readership a few decades ago ... even in the waiting room of my doctor/dentist Macleans goes untouched by me.

Unadulterated shite.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Rebecca West wrote:

Anything that's ever published anything by Barbara Amiel is immediately suspect.  They lost my readership a few decades ago ... even in the waiting room of my doctor/dentist Macleans goes untouched by me.

Unadulterated shite.

I agree totally.  Why would I want to read material in the waiting room that is so biased that it would raise my blood pressure?

Mr.Tea

Rebecca West wrote:

Anything that's ever published anything by Barbara Amiel is immediately suspect.  They lost my readership a few decades ago ... even in the waiting room of my doctor/dentist Macleans goes untouched by me.

I'm a dentist. That's my excuse for subscribing.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I don't understand - why would a dentist want Macleans in their waiting room?

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Dentists and doctors seem to subscribe to Mcleans...I never been in a waiting room without them....Possibly they're there to sedate patients.

Sineed

alan smithee wrote:

Dentists and doctors seem to subscribe to Mcleans...I never been in a waiting room without them....Possibly they're there to sedate patients.

Dentists and doctors get bulk subscriptions to multiple mags at minimal/no cost. The doctor I work with gets these despite our clinic not having a waiting room per se and gives his magazines away to staff.

Speaking of such, I read this article in a doctor's waiting room ten days ago. It's a lightweight piece of armchair psychology. I personally couldn't be bothered getting my knickers in a twist. Anyhow, I read the entire article without figuring out what crippling psychological problems Wills has, exactly - he's a staggeringly wealthy young man married to a beautiful woman who by appearances seems to love him. His purported "problems" were based entirely on hearsay and conjecture.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I think that some Doctor's offices are going away from magazines in waiting rooms to cut down on cross infections amongst patients.  Like I need to pick up a McLeans that someone sneezed all over two minutes before I sat down?

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

  Like I need to pick up a McLeans that someone sneezed all over two minutes before I sat down?

That's probably the only good use of it.

howeird beale

Sineed wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

Dentists and doctors seem to subscribe to Mcleans...I never been in a waiting room without them....Possibly they're there to sedate patients.

Dentists and doctors get bulk subscriptions to multiple mags at minimal/no cost. The doctor I work with gets these despite our clinic not having a waiting room per se and gives his magazines away to staff.

 

Yeah, the wikipedia page says 330,000 circulation but doesn't have a figure for paid circulation.

It would be interesting to know how heavy the subsudy for Macleans is versus actual revenue. I can't really argue with Canada saying its a good thing to have a national news magazine, even if no one reads it.

Of course its irritating for the same artificially propped up entity to espouse a neo-con agenda of dismantling everything.

MegB

Actually, in my doctor's waiting room there are no magazines, or reading material of any kind.  The London-Middlesex Health Unit put restrictions on materials in medical waiting rooms that could be shared because they are another means of transmitting virul infections.  My GP's actual clinic room has magazines -- National Geographic Kids, parenting and health mags, etc.  She has lots of literature of a practical and entertaining nature.  Fortunately it's a very well-organized practise and I rarely have to wait so long that I'm driven to read anything.