'Teen Mom': Show doesn't glamorize pr...

'Teen Mom': Show doesn't glamorize pregnancy

There are 5 comments on the MSNBC story from Mar 14, 2012, titled 'Teen Mom': Show doesn't glamorize pregnancy. In it, MSNBC reports that:

Kailyn Lowry, left, insists there's nothing glamorous about teen pregnancy or MTV's programming on the topic.

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Ocean56

AOL

#1 Mar 22, 2012
I am in total agreement with Kailyn, there's NOTHING glamorous about teen pregnancy or teen motherhood.

Each program has shown the many freedoms the teen moms have lost and the sacrifices they have had to make; including, in many cases, their education, or the quality of it. Some of them didn't graduate high school due to the demands of motherhood, and had to spend some time getting a GED instead. Some of them have had to sacrifice their plans for either college or another form of post-high school education because they can't care for their children and be college students. That is hardly what I would call "glamorous."

IMO those who insist that these programs glamorize teen pregnancy/motherhood have probably never watched it, or may have only seen ONE segment. I saw the full season of Teen Mom 2, and I thought it was anything BUT glamorous. My teenage son, who has viewed the program with me, has said he doesn't want to be a dad for a VERY long time, if ever.

So I think these programs have done a lot to bring the teen pregnancy/birth rate down quite a bit. I hope to see it reduced even further in coming years.
amw

Washington, DC

#2 Apr 8, 2013
Is Maci & Ryan are back together
Ocean56

AOL

#3 Apr 10, 2013
amw wrote:
Is Maci & Ryan are back together
Whether they are back together or not is irrelevant, to me anyway.

It is only my personal opinion, but I think that the girls who are not in relationships now are much better off remaining single for the next few years, especially if they are also trying to finish school. Without all the boyfriend drama, and if they have good family support with their children, it would be much easier for them to finish school and increase their chances for good employment.
dmw

Newark, NJ

#4 Apr 12, 2013
Catelynn & Tyler going on the show therapy couple
dmw

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Aug 15, 2013
Teen mom 3 Mackenzie is pregnant with her 2nd

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