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MTV's 16 and Pregnant

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MTV's 16 and Pregnant

There's always an issue with teen pregnancy. And when watching "16 & Pregnant" on MTV,
still on the air, this "wanting-to-be-a-parent-at-an-early-age" thing has gone way too
far. This show's about teen girls, who got pregnant at the ages of 14,15,16,and/or 17.
They had their hopes and dreams in tact, but all of them have been put on hold. One of
those dreams included being a lawyer, doctor, or whatever. MTV's "16 & Pregnant" means the end of
one's so-called "social life." It means no more going to the movies, no more going to the
mall, no more going to exclusive parties, nothing. There was no way that these teen girls
were to be mothers at an early age. They needed to concentrate on getting their high
school diplomas and their college degrees, and then have kids. There was no way that these
teen boys were to be fathers at an early age, either. They needed to focus on their
futures, like going to college. Those teen couples, they should've used condoms. Now I
know why I never became a father at an early age, let alone 13 or 17. Some teen couples
should've waited until both teen parents had finished their education and they were
married. But despite all of the drama and the stress, I still think that all teen moms are
doing a good job, raising their children. And if "16 & Pregnant" were to stay on the MTV
network for at least two (2) more seasons, that would be great, but teen pregnancy has got
to stop. No children until after marriage.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 10:48:00 PM
    Brashard-You explain your emotions well in this piece. I agree that this show glamorizes teen pregnancy and that education should be their top priority. I feel the show is poison! I have not seen many examples of younger teen girls being effective parents. Quite the opposite from my perspective...I see grandparents health being stretched to the limit as they have to continue raising the teen parent and then their new child too. So sad. Blessings to you and your big heart!

    Bursey Avatar Brashard Bursey
    Date: 5/20/2011 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I want everybody to get the message.