How do you view teenage pregnancy?
April 24, 2011 12:14am CST
In United States, it is not yet accepted. The reasons for it are valid also. A teenager's life must be dedicated to finishing high school to go to a good university for a better career. But did you see the video yesterday about a Mexican Acer? In her high school, she faked being pregnant to check people's reaction. It was a part of an assignment she was doing for her class. She said that through it she was able to see common stereotype like she is a Mexican and thus pregnancy is something that is natural for her in that age. Then she said that others called her irresponsible and that she would not get into university. Some even stated that she destroyed her life. Do you think other people did something wrong by thinking like that? What is your take on teenage pregnancy? http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014835260_apwafakepregnancy.html
• United States
27 Apr 11
By telling her she destroyed her life, they are trying to show other young women that it is not acceptable to get pregnant at a young age. Of course having a child is never an evil thing or anything, but it just makes life harder for young people who might not even know how to take care of themselves. It might also be an indirect method of population control. We don't want the world to produce so many babies, because there is not enough space or food. That is why China has those crazy laws about having one child or whatever. Population growth is a serious issue that we don't really talk about in daily life because it seems so absurd to put it into context of a person's choice to have a child. But it is no less real. Anyway, no one really listens to that.. so in the context of society, I don't think people should be telling the woman she destroyed her life. I know a 17 year old girl who is more responsible than my mother or any mother I know. And she had a baby, and she is happy living with her boyfriend.
• United States
27 Apr 11
Stereotypes, racism, and all of that will always be there. The problem is; how can we minimize it to a point where it hardly exists? Being pregnant doesn't mean your a failure in life or anything at all. It just makes it harder to achieve when your caring for another. The stereotype that only irresponsible girls who get carried away or fool around are to blame. I think when we see someone so young pregnant we pity them because it will be so much harder for them to achieve. In a some cases we think pregnancy equals no future. Where are the statistics that say a pregnant teen can not be succesful? Who knows but in the United States we have an incredible amount of stereotypes. Its time that we get rid of some of the more harmful and really just stupid ones.