As anyone in a 500 yard distance of me knows, with the exception of schoolchildren, that I have been sick the past week with some sort of government-engineered, incapacitating viral disease that has been diagnosed as a “cold”.
The best medicine? Television. More specifically - garbage television.
Working in a prestigious non-profit makes me ache for lowbrow rubbish in order to give my life balance. Where to turn?
MTV, the entertainment juggernaut that brings us culturally enriching cerebral gems such as Jersey Shore. I was fully prepared for some grade-A trash.
So, I decided to down some Nyquil and ease into some 16 and Pregnant.
I was completely obliterated.
I can boil down a specific episode, but it’s all the same. A young girl gets pregnant, has an immature boyfriend, an ignorant family, no income, etc…It shows the reality of a teen pregnancy. Not a happy shiny Palin pregnancy - a real one, a hard one. It might be the best case for adoption or abortion I’ve ever seen.
I definitely do not want to be 16 and pregnant. In fact, I’m not sure I want to be in my 30’s and pregnant. Thank you, MTV. You did something good for once. Perhaps inadvertently, but still.
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