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For my final project I took the topic of teen pregnancy in the media. I find that in numerous movies, television shows, and magazines that teen pregnancy for the most part is glamorized, there are a few media presentations where is it not also, but for the most part I feel it is. My first way of proving my argument I used facts about what do today’s teen say, many teens felt that sex in media has gone up over the years and that the media is glamorizing pregnancy. For my second view point I find a YouTube video made about how the media looks at teen pregnancy. For my third view point I found an article online by Rick Nauert PHD in the Senior News Editor, I used a few quotes from his article to help support my argument from his studies. My fourth viewpoint is a magazine cover with Jamie Lynn and her baby, and how being a mom is the best feeling in the world. My final view point is of a talk show on how teen pregnancy reality shows are sending the wrong message. The media often looks at how everything is going perfectly for these teens, whether is it them finishing school, parents buying them a house, parents fully taking care of the baby, or even how doing adaption is easy. The media rarely look at the struggles and complications of teenage pregnancy.
While doing this final project and looking up different media texts, I felt like the biggest topic in class that related to this were the discourses by Rebecca Raby. Many teens in the videos, magazines, and movies, show all these discourses. It proves Raby’s point those discourses can relate to every topic of a teenagers, and even adults.