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(Newsweek)   The editor of "OK" magazine says a cover showing 17-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears holding her baby and saying "Being a mom is the best feeling in the world" does not glamourize teen pregnancy   (newsweek.com) divider line 454
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2008-07-22 03:12:28 PM  
This is not a girl at a high school story.

Ah! I found the point that OK! magazine might have been missing.

She's not worried about paying her electricity bill
.

Now you're just an asshole, Schuster.
 
2008-07-22 03:23:25 PM  
Are there really teenage girls out there thinking "Hmm, maybe I'll go to college, but then again, Jamie Lynn Spears just had a baby. Ehh, screw college..."?

Yes, 17 years old is too young for a baby, but so is 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, etc. We've really got to stop demonizing people's life choices. That's why you become rich, so that consequences for accidents aren't as dire.
 
2008-07-22 03:34:05 PM  
Etchy333: Are there really teenage girls out there thinking "Hmm, maybe I'll go to college, but then again, Jamie Lynn Spears just had a baby. Ehh, screw college..."?

You've never been to the south have you?
 
2008-07-22 03:36:17 PM  
The rich and famous go through their teenage years at 7-10. She's actually 25.
 
2008-07-22 03:36:17 PM  
If I were her mom, she would have gotten an abortion.
 
2008-07-22 03:36:37 PM  
Etchy333: 17 years old is too young for a baby, but so is 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, etc. We've really got to stop demonizing people's life choices.

How do you reconcile those statements? Or is it only your choice that must not be demonized?
 
2008-07-22 03:37:38 PM  
What a cute little bastard she's got there!
 
2008-07-22 03:38:21 PM  
Etchy333: Are there really teenage girls out there thinking "Hmm, maybe I'll go to college, but then again, Jamie Lynn Spears just had a baby. Ehh, screw college..."?

No, but they become more accepting of that consequence of sexual behavior "It's the greatest feeling!!!" and become less careful with safe sex practices. I wouldn't be surprised to see a spike in teenage deliveries 8-9 months from now.
 
2008-07-22 03:39:10 PM  
whidbey: If I were her mom, she would have gotten an abortion.

So much for a woman's right to choice.
 
2008-07-22 03:39:25 PM  
Watchman: So much for a woman's right to choice.

She isn't a woman, she's a kid.
 
2008-07-22 03:41:04 PM  
Anti_illuminati: Etchy333: Are there really teenage girls out there thinking "Hmm, maybe I'll go to college, but then again, Jamie Lynn Spears just had a baby. Ehh, screw college..."?

You've never been to the south have you?


You took the words *RIGHT* out of my mouth.
 
2008-07-22 03:42:12 PM  
whidbey: She isn't a woman, she's a kid.

Remember that when a parent denies their "kid" an abortion in the future.
 
2008-07-22 03:42:56 PM  
Watchman: whidbey: If I were her mom, she would have gotten an abortion.

So much for a woman's right to choice.


I believe in the infant's right to not have to grow up with a farked up, immature, fiscally insolvent individual with no future as a parent. And YES, this is the reality of teen pregnancy.
 
2008-07-22 03:43:09 PM  
Watchman: Remember that when a parent denies their "kid" an abortion in the future.

I won't, and thanks for the guilt trip...! :)
 
2008-07-22 03:44:29 PM  
Etchy333: Are there really teenage girls out there thinking "Hmm, maybe I'll go to college, but then again, Jamie Lynn Spears just had a baby. Ehh, screw college..."?

Pregnancy boom at Gloucester High (new window)
 
2008-07-22 03:44:59 PM  
Watchman: Remember that when a parent denies their "kid" an abortion in the future.

Fine with me. All medical decisions for a child should be left up to the parents or guardians until the child reaches legal adult age.
 
2008-07-22 03:47:13 PM  
i149.photobucket.com
Me-Oh-My! Maybe if the little whore launched her baby home-skillet out of her vag drug-free instead having a C-section, she'd be telling girls to avoid the peener!
 
2008-07-22 03:48:37 PM  
mmm... pancake: Watchman: Remember that when a parent denies their "kid" an abortion in the future.

Fine with me. All medical decisions for a child should be left up to the parents or guardians until the child reaches legal adult age.


Probably the only time anyone would catch us in agreement.
 
2008-07-22 03:52:27 PM  
whidbey: Probably the only time anyone would catch us in agreement.

We better be careful or we'll cause a rupture in the spacetime continuum.
 
2008-07-22 03:53:49 PM  
And herein lies the rub of the "Good kids don't have babies mantra." Being a parent is very fulfilling. It's also very hard. But every sex ed class I ever took, and every talk I had with my parents, was about how having a kid will ruin your life. It took me six months to overcome this programming. I even stopped having sex with my wife for three months because she said she wouldn't have sex if we were using birth control, and I didn't want a kid.

\Loves his little girl more than life itself
 
2008-07-22 03:54:34 PM  
What they supposed to say really... If your a teen mother panic... Yeah this will end well.
 
2008-07-22 03:55:40 PM  
The Icelander: But every sex ed class I ever took, and every talk I had with my parents, was about how having a kid will ruin your life.

That wasn't to spare you, it was to spare us ;)
 
2008-07-22 04:00:08 PM  
mmm... pancake: That wasn't to spare you, it was to spare us ;)

Sorry everybody.

\Not really
\\My daughter isn't my gift to myself, she's my gift to the rest of the world
\\\Now I get to go home and play with her!
 
2008-07-22 04:05:06 PM  
Loretta Lynn was pregnant at age 14.
 
2008-07-22 04:06:13 PM  
whidbey: I won't, and thanks for the guilt trip...! :)

Guilt trip?! Dang, you're easy! :)
 
2008-07-22 04:06:34 PM  
vernonFL: Loretta Lynn was pregnant at age 14.

Loretta Lynn was poor white trash in a day and age when abortion was unthinkable.

Spears has no excuse.
 
2008-07-22 04:07:09 PM  
Watchman: Guilt trip?! Dang, you're easy! :)

And that wasn't much of an argument. So we're even.
 
2008-07-22 04:08:11 PM  
HotLonelyTeenageGirl: I believe in the infant's right to not have to grow up with a farked up, immature, fiscally insolvent individual with no future as a parent. And YES, this is the reality of teen pregnancy.

If an infant is to have *any* rights, then surely the first must be life.
 
2008-07-22 04:09:17 PM  
whidbey: And that wasn't much of an argument. So we're even.

Done! (checks whidbey off list)
 
2008-07-22 04:11:35 PM  
Watchman: Etchy333: 17 years old is too young for a baby, but so is 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, etc. We've really got to stop demonizing people's life choices.

How do you reconcile those statements? Or is it only your choice that must not be demonized?


Ok, I'll clarify. Seventeen and all those ages are too young for a baby for non-super-rich celebrities. I'm just saying it's too young, not that it's impossible or means that the mother and child will never be happy. She's dealing with consequences, which is what any mother, teenage or otherwise, has to do.

She's getting the same treatment that any famous person who gives birth gets. How disgusting would it be if the headline was: "Jamie Lynn regrets this little bastard!"

I think it's a bit funny when celebrities, and people on the upper steps of society, get crap thrown at them for acting like what any non-famous person would do if fame and fortune was thrown at them.

Anti_illuminati: Etchy333: Are there really teenage girls out there thinking "Hmm, maybe I'll go to college, but then again, Jamie Lynn Spears just had a baby. Ehh, screw college..."?

You've never been to the south have you?


Now, that's a bit mean. Southern women, if you've been offended by this, I am offering my shoulder to cry on.

/love the accent
 
2008-07-22 04:14:37 PM  
The Icelander: And herein lies the rub of the "Good kids don't have babies mantra." Being a parent is very fulfilling. It's also very hard. But every sex ed class I ever took, and every talk I had with my parents, was about how having a kid will ruin your life. It took me six months to overcome this programming. I even stopped having sex with my wife for three months because she said she wouldn't have sex if we were using birth control, and I didn't want a kid.

\Loves his little girl more than life itself


The Icelander:
Sorry everybody.

\Not really
\\My daughter isn't my gift to myself, she's my gift to the rest of the world
\\\Now I get to go home and play with her!



Oh, will you please quit it? At least keep that stupid sh*t confined to the circle friends and relatives who will overlook it in order to maintain a mediocre conversation. The only thing worse than barren singles who won't shut up about how awful kids are is the faction of new parents who won't stop gushing about the fate that has taken control of their lives.
 
2008-07-22 04:16:21 PM  
Etchy333: How disgusting would it be if the headline was: "Jamie Lynn regrets this little bastard!"

Well I would take a second look, in line at the grocery store. I wonder if BatBoy regrets fathering the Spears daughters.
 
2008-07-22 04:18:10 PM  
whidbey: If I were her mom, she would have gotten an abortion.

But I doubt her mom wanted her to go to hell.

/flame on
 
2008-07-22 04:20:00 PM  
Please, of course this glamorizes it. They make it seem like being a teenage mother is easy as pie and by the time the kid realizes it, it's too late and they are stuck. I honestly think it's a conspiracy to keep women down that started in the 70s when women started becoming too equal to men. The old boy's club didn't like that so they had a word with the media to make teenage pregnancy and/or unwed pregnancy seem acceptable. This is one of the easiest ways to keep a woman from achieving parity with men.
 
2008-07-22 04:20:40 PM  
ZachF81: But I doubt her mom wanted her to go to hell.

No sh*t. She'd be a dang BABYKILLAH. HURR HURR HURR...
 
2008-07-22 04:21:21 PM  
eddyatwork: too equal

a phrase worth spotlighting.
 
2008-07-22 04:24:47 PM  
whidbey: ZachF81: But I doubt her mom wanted her to go to hell.

No sh*t. She'd be a dang BABYKILLAH. HURR HURR HURR...


mememiner.com

Hurm...
 
2008-07-22 04:24:52 PM  
eddyatwork: The old boy's club didn't like that so they had a word with the media to make teenage pregnancy and/or unwed pregnancy seem acceptable.

If they wanted to keep women down, why not just make parity seem unattractive. The old boy's club sure does things the hard way.

/Try the Applebee's Old Boys Club on rye with a side of potato salad.
 
2008-07-22 04:29:14 PM  
Watchman: Try the Applebee's Old Boys Club on rye with a side of potato salad.

i50.photobucket.com

/nice username
 
2008-07-22 04:29:53 PM  
eddyatwork: The old boy's club didn't like that so they had a word with the media to make teenage pregnancy and/or unwed pregnancy seem acceptable. This is one of the easiest ways to keep a woman from achieving parity with men.

We are SO busted.
 
2008-07-22 04:39:48 PM  
The old boy's club didn't like that so they had a word with the media to make teenage pregnancy and/or unwed pregnancy seem acceptable. This is one of the easiest ways to keep a woman from achieving parity with men.

That and the board members spaces are parallel parking.
 
2008-07-22 04:41:09 PM  
More pregnant teenagers, means more 20 year old single mom strippers with daddy issues, I fail to see the problem if they are attractive.
 
2008-07-22 04:44:26 PM  
Parroty Woman

employees.oneonta.edu
 
2008-07-22 04:49:06 PM  
a cover showing 17-year old Jamie Lynn Spears holding her baby and saying "Being a mom is the best feeling in the world"

What I'm looking forward to is the picture of 47-year-old Jamie Lynn holding #20...
 
2008-07-22 04:51:18 PM  
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2008-07-22 04:52:03 PM  
Adman12: What I'm looking forward to is the picture of 47-year-old Jamie Lynn holding #20

That's so sad. Because that means over a dozen died before birth.
 
2008-07-22 04:56:04 PM  
ZachF81: whidbey: If I were her mom, she would have gotten an abortion.

But I doubt her mom wanted her to go to hell.

/flame on


Nobody ever went to hell for killing a violinist, those guys suck.

/Can't have use of my kidneys, not yours.
 
2008-07-22 04:56:17 PM  
Watchman: That's so sad. Because that means over a dozen died before birth.

Not to mention all the billions of half-babies that will have ended up in her butt.
 
2008-07-22 04:59:26 PM  
I just read the headline to my 15 year old & asked her what she thinks.

She rolled her eyes and says that instead of college, the cover of Jamie Lynn Spears has made her want to get pregnant immediately and go on one of the Maury Show's "Who's Your Daddy" episode.

Thanks to OK Magazine, her once-bright future is ruined.

::rolls eyes::
 
2008-07-22 06:27:12 PM  
whidbey: If I were her mom, she would have gotten an abortion.

If I were her mom, I would have gotten an abortion.

/which I guess technically means I would also not be "her mom"
 
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