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By Letizia Guglielmo

In 2009, 16 and Pregnant premiered on MTV, heavily through the spinoffs Teen mother and Teen mother 2. as a result of their arguable portrayals of sweet sixteen moms, the exhibits have obtained ongoing media realization. whereas a few argue that the courses may play an element in decreasing the variety of teenager pregnancies, others declare the indicates take advantage of younger ladies and glamorize their events. between those debates, there were strangely few in-depth discourses that debate the jobs such indicates have on teenage audiences.

In MTV and teenage being pregnant: severe Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen mother, members from numerous backgrounds and services supply powerful essays approximately those courses. Divided into 4 elements, the publication tackles the arguable representations of sweet sixteen being pregnant from quite a few disciplines. half I explores gendered social norms and the indicates’ roles as both academic assets or idealized depictions of juvenile motherhood. half II activates readers to think about the intersections of race, type, gender, and the social and cultural energy buildings usually glossed over in those courses. half III makes a speciality of teenage fathers, the portrayal of masculinity, and “good” vs. “bad” mom and dad. half IV attracts from TVs representations of fact to debate the effect of those indicates at the viewing viewers. This part incorporates a narrative from an adolescent mom who argues that the indicates don't correctly replicate the existence she leads.

As the debates approximately 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom proceed, this assortment presents a priceless serious discourse for use either in and out the study room. these engaged in classes on gender and women’s stories, in addition to media stories, social paintings, and relations and adolescence improvement, will locate MTV and teenage Pregnancy particularly insightful—as will these interested in group outreach courses, let alone kids and younger moms themselves.

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