I’m busy covering the World Junior Hockey Championships this week for Hockeytalk, so I’ve asked a few of my friends to help me out.
You all know my friend, Jennie, A.K.A. Nucking Futs Mama. She’s one of my Magnificent Moms and one of the coolest bloggers I cyber-know. I asked her to help a brother out and she was more than willing. Thanks Jennie!!!
Can we just talk a damn minute about the jack-asinine phenomenon of glorifying teenage pregnancies? (Sorry, but I need to climb back up on my soapbox for this one, y’all.) I understand the need for the media to add to their overflowing pile of cash, but come on! The last thing this country needs to see is a bunch of horny, knocked-up kids on the boob tube each and every week.
Of course we can all thank MTV for coming up with the brilliant idea to create a reality show based on pregnant high school chicks. Cause who isn’t sitting on the edge of their seat to see what Macy and Lacey and Spacey are doing with their douchebag boyfriends on a regular basis? Now, I, myself, have never watched the stupid show. I guess it’s my own way of protesting the whole concept. Unfortunately, though, it seems to be ridiculously popular, and people can’t seem to get enough of the drama. Which says a whole hell of a lot about our society, now doesn’t it?
And even though I’ve made a personal choice not to tune in, I am still subjected to these idiotic girls almost every flippin’ week. You see, the publishers of Us Magazine apparently get their rocks off by featuring one of these train wrecks on the damn cover, and I want to spit fire when I see their mugs staring at me in my mailbox. One week, someone’s facing felony charges; another week someone’s losing their kid. News flash: I don’t give a rat’s ass about these girls! I don’t know about you, but I could think of about a million other more worthy people to place on the cover of a magazine.
Just think about how this show feels to someone who’s going through infertility or someone who’s lost a child. It’s like a total freaking smack in the face. So, don’t glamorize it, for crap’s sakes. Teen pregnancy is not something that’s gonna get you a t.v. show or the cover of a magazine. It’s stressful, painful, and heart-breaking — three things that certainly don’t involve fortune or fame for most people. And more importantly, do we really want our own teenagers to think this is at all a reality? I sure don’t.