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A bit of a mystery

As I sometimes do, I was trawling through magazines for blog ideas. This time they were ‘disability magazines’. You know the thing that struck me? Both the covers and many of the articles left little to the imagination.

The cover that particularly struck me was a photo of the back view of an elderly man in just his undies and a hospital gown. The other, a girl who was holding her prosthetic eyes in the palm of her hand. I realise that, by its very nature and requirements, disability allows for very little privacy. The issues discussed in these magazines are important and need to be aired, but isn’t it possible to do so with a little dignity and class rather than relying on shock value to capture people’s interest? Would they put such a cover on Time?

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