“16 and Pregnant”
MTV is at it again! It has come out with a new show that follows the lives of high school girls who are pregnant. In my teen years being pregnant was frown upon not celebrated. Any way the show is called “16 and Pregnant,” and the following trailer will give you an idea for what this mini-series has in store:
Now I watched the show for the second time the other night, and I don't think it's a good idea. To me it almost seem like MTV is glamorizing the idea of teen pregnancy. All you see is young girls throwing baby showers and getting excited about how cute the baby will be.
I believe that’s the last unrealistic message that MTV’s viewers need to hear. Lately in the news there were stories of young girls who intentionally got pregnant for a myriad of reasons. Is it safe to say that when most young people make the fateful decision to have sex before they’re married, they’re not considering the weight of their actions. So is MTV feeding their naiveté? Question: Do shows like this de-stigmatize out-of-wedlock pregnancies? What's your thoughts?