Generational teen pregnancy ----> generational public assistance dependency----> this generation of "lost" youth----> generational teen pregnancy---> cycle repeats.
So what can be done to break that cycle other than make one of those things far less appealing?
This teen pregnancy thing didn't become "no big deal" /common place until the 90's.
Your azz would've gotten thrown out the house -eta- or that mofo would've had to marry and provide for you and that baby, so you gave more thought to the repercussions. (reminds me of some threads on BHM on what would u do if your teen daughter got pregnant)
Many young teens don't panic when they get pregnant nowadays, why?
a.Because oft times their mothers (and grandmothers),did the same thing. She's not going to punish her, she's going to throw her a shower and brag about it.
b. They will get funding to support the baby. If they have another one, they will get even more.
So generation after generation of 14-17 yr olds raising kids, with the mindset, decision making of raising kids being done by KIDS, what do you think the end result would be?
Put a bunch of 14-17 yr old boys and girls on an island, come back 50 years later, how do you think the kids there are going to carry themselves? How their decision making skills are?
That's what we are seeing now..And the Public Assistance system encourages/perpetuates this.
"They" knew what they were doing when it was created. Us killing each other, "they" don't have to bother.
"Assistance" my azz.
Edited by Cream1970 - Jan 31 2013 at 10:36am