I am writing my research paper on the issue of teen pregnancy in the media. Every where we turn today we are likely to see another teenage girl who is pregnant or toting around a baby. And I think we can all agree that teen pregnancy is no rare thing. The point of my paper is to figure out if it is glamorized or too acceptable.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to go back to days where girls were shipped off and damn near forced to give babies up for adoption, but is society laying the ground work for girls to think it is ok to get pregnant as minors and teenagers? The more teens see it in their face the more acceptable it becomes. Plants the seed so to say. “Oh all these teens are okay and they had sex and became parents, It wont be a big deal if I do too.” I feel like these shows have good intentions and were meant to show teens why they shouldn’t get pregnant so young, but I think they missed the point. When these mothers are with their children, we rarely ever see them unhappy. I think that a lot of young girls would look at these teen moms and wonder if having a baby themselves would make their lives better or make them happier. When I watch these shows I always find myself ranting about how adorable the babies are. I am no teenager, but I am sure when young girl watch this show they do the same. I can understand watching these shows and wanting to have my own baby.