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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Well its certainly creative.
    I wonder if they got releases, and consent when the gig was up.


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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I thought it was a brilliant way to find out how someone in that situation would actually be treated... without actually BEING in that situation. Apparently her schoolmates agree, as they gave her a standing ovation at the assembly where she came clean, so to speak.

    It's like this... overweight people say 'you dont know what it's like, you're not fat"... so people have used fat suits and dont tv specials to show their treatment. Black people say 'you don't know what its like, you're not black'... so peple have used makeup, etc, to 'become balck for a day', etc. How is what thios girl did any different?
    I completely agree with this. I like these kind of social experiments where people "become" something be it black, overweight or pregnant in order to test other people's reactions and prejudices. At the very least, it's entertaining and at the most, it's educational and helpful for understanding how other people experience the world. It's definitely creative for a high school project.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Reminds me of "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin. If you haven't read it, you should. I would definitely allow my daughter to do this, if she wanted to.

    As far as the boyfriend's parents, imagine how relieved they are.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Reminds me of "Black Like Me" by John Howard Griffin. If you haven't read it, you should. I would definitely allow my daughter to do this, if she wanted to.

    As far as the boyfriend's parents, imagine how relieved they are.
    I don't believe in giving my approval for my children lying. Even if the so called ends were to study reactions, and if not lying then teaching them that the ends justify the means is also not a good lesson. But that's just me.


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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't believe in giving my approval for my children lying. Even if the so called ends were to study reactions, and if not lying then teaching them that the ends justify the means is also not a good lesson. But that's just me.
    Really. So if a classmate asks if she looks fat, you've trained them to tell her the truth?

    If so, you've done them no favors.

    Things are rarely completely black and white.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Really. So if a classmate asks if she looks fat, you've trained them to tell her the truth?

    If so, you've done them no favors.
    Unless you've also taught them to be ninja warriors.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Unless you've also taught them to be ninja warriors.
    I wish my parents had taught me to be a ninja warrior.

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Okay...

    1. everybody lies.
    2. her actions could lead to valuable insight and (at least for her) a better understanding of young girls in that situation.
    3. if a teen pregnancy ruins an entire family's "good name" then so be it; it's a town full of judgmental idiots, then.
    4. i really, really don't see the big deal here.
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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Really. So if a classmate asks if she looks fat, you've trained them to tell her the truth?

    If so, you've done them no favors.

    Things are rarely completely black and white.
    Well, first off, I think you know the difference in those two situations don't you? And second, I wouldn't tell them to be mean, or brutal, maybe just evade the question all together by changing the subject. If they are friends in the first place, which is where that might be asked then I would leave it to my daughter whom I am positive would do the right thing.

    But, I don't claim to have all the answers, heck I've only raised two wonderful sucessful, caring, and compassionate children. And guess what, they didn't have to lie, or have the school tell them to lie in order to achieve their sucess. Funny eh?

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    Re: Teen fakes pregnancy for school assignment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I wish my parents had taught me to be a ninja warrior.
    You're already dangerous now, if you were a ninja warrior you'd probably be a dictator over a rather large country at the moment
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