James Garey Jr
January 16, 2013
ENC 1102 – 728829
My Most Hated Popular Trend
In the year 2012, we had many popular trends that were liked by few but hated by many. This particular trend I’ve noticed almost makes me want to nauseate immediately. The growing trend of teenage pregnancy is increasing precipitously and no preventative measures are being taken. Teenage pregnancies provide a gateway to gain popularity and publicity. The fact that no strict regulations have been set in stone gives teenagers the freedom to do as they please. The reason that upsets me the most is the fact that teenage pregnancies are becoming a norm in modern day society.
Teenage pregnancies are a very delicate topic. Many teens use pregnancies as a scapegoat to elude their problems or to gain publicity which is often referred to as the “spotlight”. Teens often times use their pregnancies as bragging rights but in my book, I call them “excuses”. Teens that are pregnant tend to drop out of school and blame their pregnancy as the main excuse although it was a choice. Many teens brag about their pregnancy to catch the public’s eye. Some view teenage pregnancies as a blessing while others scorn the fact. The teenage mentality has to change because isn’t the only way out nor is it the proper way to the top.
Teenage pregnancies are a growing popular trend because there are no specified regulations on the limitations of teens. I’ll use myself as a prime example. I’m 19 years old and although I may not be the most responsible, I wouldn’t go around having babies with “babies” who can’t support themselves mentally and physically. I don’t personally agree with abortions but if a regulation for mandatory abortions for teens under the legal consent age of 18, then so be it. This will not only strengthen the nation and realign the nation’s integrity in general but it would be a huge contributing factor to the nation’s economy. Pregnancies and babies are expensive so it...
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