Monday, January 7, 2008

This Month's Harper's Article?

Update: I've read the article (thanks to all of you who emailed it to me directly!). I just shook my head as I read this. IMHO, she's really in no position to make these remarks and I'm not sure what exactly she was trying to accomplish with her piece? Should us moms just chill out and not pay any attention if our kids pick up a PB&J at a birthday party? Uh, sorry but that will never happen. And as someone who works in scientific publishing (with one of the highest impact factors in all of STM publishing actually), I find her comments and insinuations on the bias of scientific publications laughable. As Bugs Bunny would say, "what a maroon".

Has anyone read the article in this month's Harper's?

by Meredith Broussard

I'm going to try to pick up a copy today, but if it's lame and I shouldn't waste my time let me know. I'm afraid it's just an opinion piece saying how all moms of PA kids are overreacting...

5 comments:

Pez said...

Ugh, I listened to her smug interview on a public radio and it made my blood boil:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2008/01/02/segments/91222

bellevelma said...

Don't waste your time or money on the magazine. I found the actual article posted at these links:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/Neomom/Food%20Allergy/GoneNuts1-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/Neomom/Food%20Allergy/GoneNuts2.jpg

I'm not familiar with that magazine but it's sad if they think this drivel passes for journalism.

David said...

It is hard to believe that an NPR station would allow such a person on their show.

Peanut free!!

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Anonymous said...

It breaks my heart that people could be so cruel with their comments. If they would live just one day in our shoes, they would realize the pain and anxieties that families with PA kids go through. They should be gratful instead of smug. And to even attempt to back up their comments with scientific fluff is just laughable.
-Nellie