I tune in religiously to Mtv to catch 16 and pregnant, if you haven't seen the show each episode is about a different teenage girl and her trails and tribulations being a teenager and pregnant. the show taps into there family lives, personal lives and life before and after they give birth. I'm long passed my teenage years but this show sparks interest so i can't help but watch it. Maybe its because I remember my teenage years like it was yesterday and i can't even imagine being any of these young girls situations and now even as an adult pregnancy still scares the hell out of me.
I recently read an article by an women who thought MTV and the show was making teen pregnancy look "glamorous and fun for young girls and can influence them to run out and put themselves in the same situation. She went on to say that show was not real enough and teens are confused by it...**blank stare** When I first heard about this show i thought the same thing last year...I thought why in the hell would MTV want to exploit teenage pregnancy like that...i also thought it was going to be pure trash like most of the reality shows that they air but when i finally tuned into the first episode my thoughts on the show changed 110%. I watch teen girl after teen girl learn that being a teen and having a baby is one of the toughest situations ever. I watched them laugh, cry and worry about there futures like they certainly needed too! Some had boyfriends who grew up and some had ones who didn't see how real the situation was and i even sat in my bed and cried with one of them as she made the toughest decision of her life and give her baby up for adoption. Not once have i ever felt like this series would send teen pregnancy in a uproar and ever young girl would want to be like them. I hope after seeing what these young girls have to go through they would want no parts of it...Shiiiii some of these girls scarred me straight about having baby. I can understand how someone can mistake this show for being something its not just by reading the title but i think teenage girls learn so much better by seeing it for themselves.
16 and pregnant gives young girls a better view into what having a baby details. Its different seeing people your age going through it then seeing your friends have babies. I had plenty of my friends become pregnant while we were still in High school but I never thought twice about there day to day drama I just pushed it out of mind..out of sight out of mind and that exactly how it was. i never had baby while in high school but this showed opened my eyes on how hard it really is and was for girls having babies so young. it much different watching someone you don't know go through it than someone you do know.
Glamorous? smh.. I don't think so
Informative?..yes I think every women young or old should tune in and catch a glimpse into the life of a teen mother.