Damned if You Do; Damned if You Don’t

Rachel over at Women’s Health News has a post about the girls who supposedly made a “pregnancy pact” to all get pregnant and raise their babies together.  As you’ll recall, this even made it into Time, where everyone could ooo and aah and faint in shock at the slutty, slutty behavior of those naughty teenagers.

Well, as Rachel reports, it turns out to be untrue, made up by the girls’ principal.  And I think that Rachel is spot-on that this is a major case of slut-shaming.

What’s somewhat weird is that, you’d think that, if we’re such a pro-life country, girls who got pregnant and decided to take the pregnancies to term would be celebrated as heroes.  That girls who got pregnant who decided to band together to make it possible for them to keep and raise their children would be hailed as geniuses.

But, no.  We’re all supposed to sit around and titter about their “shocking” naughty behavior.

Grr.

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3 thoughts on “Damned if You Do; Damned if You Don’t

  1. IIRC, the school refuses to teach sex ed and does an “abstinence only” class instead. Works well, huh?

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