So a couple of weeks ago I had created a blog topic about the media & teen pregnancy. I talked about shows like Teen mom, and Secret Life of an American Teenager and how these shows influence our teenagers to normalize traumatic issues such as pregnancy. I talked about how the media portrays pregnancy in ways that could easily lead to an increase in an already dire teen pregnancy situation in the USA (out of every 1000 teenagers 72 are pregnant). Well apparently my opinion on this matter, was very popular. I read other blogs and other articles that essentially stated the same thing as I. There was a general consensus that the media is fueling teen pregnancy, starting with the glamorization of these reality teen mom’s. But one woman–one blogger disagrees completely and gets to the “nitty-gritty” about the crux of the issue. Her stance is that the issue is less about media and more about adults and our society. I love the site Momlogic for presenting pretty decent discussions about issues like this. Here is what she had to say.
Do you agree or disagree? Is the crux of the issue really about the disorganization amongst parents, schools, and society regarding teen sex education? Is it because of the media(like I proposed)? I think her viewpoint and some important points that she brought up should definitely be considered as we think about the issue with teen pregnancies in the USA.