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Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant

luvx
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10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?
bladerunner060
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10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...
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luvx
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10/3/2013 3:41:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...

I am not. This is a valid question.
bladerunner060
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10/3/2013 3:54:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:41:44 PM, luvx wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...

I am not. This is a valid question.

Well, it's because having kids is not the general problem that is being decried--the problem is teens having children. As such, those shows, which talk about adults having kids (and so therefore a completely different topic), are not problematic, while shows like 16 and pregnant are problematic to some people.
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Jack212
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10/3/2013 4:51:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:54:20 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:41:44 PM, luvx wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...

I am not. This is a valid question.

Well, it's because having kids is not the general problem that is being decried--the problem is teens having children. As such, those shows, which talk about adults having kids (and so therefore a completely different topic), are not problematic, while shows like 16 and pregnant are problematic to some people.

I've never seen the problem with teenage pregnancy. Not all teens are useless parents, and not all adults are good parents.
drafterman
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10/3/2013 4:55:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...

Thanks. Now I have weird Al's "White and Nerdy" stuck in my head.
Khaos_Mage
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10/3/2013 4:56:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

Probably because 16 and pregnant is on MTV, a channel geared towards teens.
I don't watch TLC, nor have I heard anything about these shows on TLC, let alone their existence.

However, judging by the title of TLC shows (and the channel's name), it sounds like the show is focused on the baby and/or the consequences of baby on the parents.
Compare that to Teen Mom, where the focus is on the mothers. 16 and pregnent isn't about the baby either, since it isn't born yet.
My work here is, finally, done.
bladerunner060
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10/3/2013 4:56:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 4:51:32 PM, Jack212 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:54:20 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:41:44 PM, luvx wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...

I am not. This is a valid question.

Well, it's because having kids is not the general problem that is being decried--the problem is teens having children. As such, those shows, which talk about adults having kids (and so therefore a completely different topic), are not problematic, while shows like 16 and pregnant are problematic to some people.

I've never seen the problem with teenage pregnancy. Not all teens are useless parents, and not all adults are good parents.

The problem with teen pregnancy is one of statistics and society--anecdotally, of course there are teens who do fanstastically, and adults who do poorly.

But teens are less likely to finish high school, and drastically less likely to finish college, if they have children. There are a host of other problems that directly correlate to teen pregnancy, as well.
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bladerunner060
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10/3/2013 4:58:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 4:55:53 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:39:58 PM, bladerunner060 wrote:
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

I see you trollin'...

Thanks. Now I have weird Al's "White and Nerdy" stuck in my head.

Lol--what's funny is that line isn't in that song, but I think the same thing!
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YYW
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10/3/2013 5:04:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/3/2013 3:30:14 PM, luvx wrote:
Why do people say shows like 16 and pregnant from MTV glorify teen pregnancy but never say anything about a baby story and bringing home baby on TLC, which glorify adult pregnancy and encourage adults to get pregnant?

Moral. Depravity.
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10/4/2013 10:28:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
All of what you see on such TV programmes is over done to the excess, it is not really as it is made out to be.
Turn around, go back.