"People like you need to be honored"

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  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I never watch MTV so seeing this was kind of shocking. While aimlessly pressing the up info button on my remote I saw "16 and pregnant" and decided to watch it briefly. Doctor Drew Pinsky who apparently is MTV's doctor or something another was praising two 16 year olds who decided to have children. This is disturbing on many levels.

    1.) The "parents" were dressed poorly. The father was wearing a fitted hat and baggy clothes and the mother was wearing typical slutty attire a teenager would wear. Although not too important, dressing properly displays oneself as mature. Get serious!

    2.) The "parents" put themselves on a higher pedestal than typical parents. They said that they were going to give the baby the best care other parents would wish to give their baby. What the f-? The parents are 16 years old! They probably don't even have jobs! And if they do, jobs that don't require special training!

    3.) The "parents" claimed that they were raised poorly and, similar to #2, said they would raise their baby better. I think it's a shame for someone to claim that they were raised poorly, unless they were beaten or underfed. These people were obviously not if they're living with their parents still and are about to bring another baby into the family.

    4.) The "doctor" said that they needed to be honored. What...?

    If my nonexistent 16 year old was expecting a child I wouldn't force an abortion but I would surely give someone a good smack in the face. A 16 year old. These kids will not have a good future. I'm counting on it. Ugh. I'm just so disgusted about how ignorant everyone on that show was. A 16 year old knows almost infinitely less than someone 10 or 15 years older. I didn't put this in PRSI because I think that everyone would agree with me on this.

    16 YEAR OLD SHOULD NOT BE HAVING CHILDREN.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    honored? for what exactly?

    not like its hard to have sex....

    that is disturbing
     
  3. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know exactly. The doctor said this and the show quickly cut to commercials--- needless to say, I changed the channel. Probably for having the balls to tell their parent's they were expecting.
     
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    That show 16 and Pregnant reminds me why I don't like mentioning my age amongst adults.
     
  5. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    In my dream world, no one ever has a child without being able to take care of it properly and give it a good life.

    In contrast, the real world is totally flipped and most parents are awful. This is just another example.

    (Also, this should be a very good argument for why we should teach teenagers about condoms and practicing safe sex. If they're going to do it, and most of them will, it's better to prevent situations like these.)
     
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    Perhaps this is the kind of "good parenting" you advocate, but frankly I don't think giving anyone a good smack in the face is likely to help anything.
     
  7. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/sarah-knoploh/2009/06/15/16-pregnant-no-big-deal

    I like that above article and what this person has to say about it.

    Also, http://www.themomcrowd.com/tv-recap-review-16-and-pregnant

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    There's a thread on hitting children somewhere else on this forum where I've already discussed my views thoroughly.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    I don't think that covers giving a pregnant 16-year-old a smack in the face.
     
  9. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it will soon enough.
     
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    Drew Pinsky has been giving call-in advice, both on MTV and radio shows, for many years now. He used to do a show with Adam Corolla, where Corolla was supposed to be the frat-boy funny that led an on-average college-aged audience to tune into a show where the otherwise somewhat dry Pinsky provided medical wisdom, usually of a sexual nature.

    My recollection of him is that he used to be fairly level-headed, and I find it hard to believe he was praising sixteen year old parents simply for becoming parents at sixteen. It seems out of character. I imagine, perhaps, he was praising them for making the commitment to be parents to the child they had (stupidly) conceived.

    Or maybe he's gone crazy. I don't know.
     
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    Congratulations you've fallen for a sensationalist commercial television show. It's elicited exactly the santimonious outrage it was designed to. And now you've advertised it in your own spare time :).
     
  13. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Spaceboots, you really should read the Adrian Mole series.
     
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    Thank you for the accolades, citizen. It is true that my actions are indeed great, and that I am magnificent! But I can not take all the credit; for it was fair destiny that had build the foundation and mixed the concrete of goodness. Destiny laid before me the iron-fisted road of justice, and with that fist I shall whack the brain of evil! The boots of evil were made for walking, citizen — nay, stomping — which is just what they will do. Evil is out there, idle hands having gotten into the glitter and the construction paper, crafting villainy and misdemeanor mobiles and dioramas for show-and-tell. As the ever vigilant teacher, it is up to me to say "no! Do not run with scissors, evil, or somebody will lose an eye!"
     
  15. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    You should find a transcript or the exact quote; without it your description or whatever could easily be entirely out of context. In generally its not smart to have kids that young, but I also doubt Dr. Drew was praising them for their mistake. Dr. Drew is a pretty well known doctor, he's an addiction medicine specialist and is a professor/doctor at USC's Keck School of Medicine, so I'm inclined to think you may have taken him out of context.
     
  16. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    My sister had a kid at 16.

    She carried on with her education and ended up becoming a teacher - and became a mother again.

    She married the father and he now runs his own business.

    Not that it matters that she is a teacher and he runs a business or not, but sometimes pregnant at 16 isn't a bad thing.

    If your daughter was expecting a kid at 16, your love and support would go a long way further than a slap in the chops.
     
  17. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not going to claim that as a failure because it obviously isn't, but there are exceptions to everything. Having a child severely limits one's freedoms, freedoms which a teenager should have.
     
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    I have a feeling there's more to this story as well...
     
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    I too find it hard to believe that Dr. Drew would be praising some 16 year old just for having a baby. I'd like to see that quote. I spent a lot of time listening to Loveline on the radio as a teen and into my early 20's, this is not something I could imagine Drew doing.

    I've recently found a feed of someone who recorded some old Loveline shows and is Podcasting them in order of airdate, right now they are in early September '01. Tomorrow I'll dig up the link and post it here. It is still good radio compared to a lot of the crap I hear these days.

     
  20. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    The age of consent in the UK is 16, kids are going to have sex anyway, but the state says they are old enough, maybe your TV man was suggesting we should help and support these kids (who are legally pregnant) rather than castigate and abuse them.
     
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    And it's pretty clear your parenting skills would be severely lacking. Hitting people, like hitting a dog, is absolutely heartbreaking. You talk a tough fight now, but once you do it you'll feel terrible. And you should. Hitting a child is a concession stating, "I couldn't teach them the right way through example."

    I'm inclined to think so as well. I mean, he works at USC, he's got to know what he's doing.

    *cough*GO TROJANS*cough*
     

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