(Closed) Teens fakes pregnancy to gain insight on stereotypes

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think it’s cool. : ) I hope it showed a lot of people just exactly how dumb they are.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

That takes guts. I admire her. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As a girl who went threw teen pregnacy I know how mean people can be… And I know I got ALOT more hurtful things said to me than she did… and I couldnt just remove the belly…. I think that what she did must have been hard but atleast it has people thinking and talking…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I don’t know how I feel about this. It’s a fascinating social experiment, yes, but all it proves was that people gossip.

We know that people gossip. She can’t go on and prove that a pregnant teen can accomplish all that a non-pregnant could. Why? Because she wasn’t actually pregnant. She can’t defy a stereotype because she never WAS a stereotype. She just got people talking, and then called them out on it. I’m sure the shock was incredible, but that’s where it ends. Just my $.02 I guess.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I guess I don’t see see the point? Like MissHoneyBun said… all it proves is that people talk. How is this improving anything? Preventing teen pregnancy? etc? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@CorgiTales: Glad I’m not alone. I admire that she committed to that for six months–I really do. But like MsPanda said, girls who are actually pregnant? They can’t take the belly off. They give birth and then they have a child. And they have to take care of that child. And it IS a statistic. 

A pregnant teen IS less likely to pursue a higher education. Why? Because raising a kid is a full time job (duh). And it costs money. A lot of things that this girl won’t have to deal with. Mazel tov on proving that people will talk about you. ::slow clap::

What I’ve written is harsh. I know. She wanted to walk in another person’s shoes. That is admirable. REALLY. But she took the shoes off. A lot of girl’s can’t. :/

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I agree with the PP’s. While I commend her bravery in the experiment, I don’t see the point. People already know that teens gossip, people already know that pregnant teens/teen moms get a lot of flack for their decisions.

Not exactly groundbreaking research.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@firsttimemom: I see what you’re talking about. But her whole experiment was about teen pregnancy. The comments, the concerns, everything.

Then again, I don’t know what you’ve been through in your pregnancy. I think you said once that you’re very young–so this very well could’ve hit close to home for you. Am I on the right track?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MissHoneyBun: I think the point was more to get people to realize how cruel they’re being — because a lot of people would ignore it until they were called out on it. And I think the other part was to show how incredibly important it is to SUPPORT pregnant women — especially teens & single mothers — in order to help them achieve more, because part of the reason they don’t is because they’re so looked down upon.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ok I just have to note to everyone yes everyone knows that the girl who got knocked up is going to have to deal with comments But what everyone doesnt know is (atleast at the school i went to) all the other BS you had to go threw…. I had to sign papers to even stay in school and then tried to make me go to the “trouble maker: school that you just get you GED. they made me stop going to school 2weeks before my due date (i missed the last month of my senior year) Wouldnt let me go to prom because i “wasnt enrolled in school anymore” Made me Petition to walk at graduation and made me jump threw hoops just to get my diploma (mind you it took me 2 1/2 years to get it from the school) Its not just students its teachers and the school district too

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I think it was a cool experiment, but I don’t think I understand what exactly she is accomplishing. She wanted to prove how making stereotypes is wrong and wanted to feel what pregnant teens have to go through, but I don’t think this was really necessary to do this.

To me it would have been better for her to focus on the troubles of real students instead of this fake one and to maybe spend time with teens that are actually pregnant to make sure they were socially accepted instead of alienated. That way she could have done real good instead of just stirring the gossip pot, so to speak.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The video said she wanted to work with people in the school and community to work to provide better support for teen parents. I assume this means ways to keep teen moms in school and encourage them to keep their goals and dreams, still go to college, etc.

This could also tie into whatever she is majoring in for college.

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