My immediate question was who is this woman, and why is she putting this boy through this? My next thought was: oh, Time needs to sell magazines BAD. Get women riled up, make them compete with each other, start another supposed battle between different types of moms, and issues will fly off the shelf.
Not one to miss an opportunity to comment on such crazy stuff, I came up with a cartoon. Here it is on Forbes.
At first, I drew it this way:
Then my editor suggested that I mimic the Time cover, and I drew the final one you see at the top of the post. I think it makes the point of the absurdity (and disturbing nature) of the cover better. Sometimes I need a little push to go that extra whacky mile. It shouldn’t be that difficult, it’s a whacky world.