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nev



Joined: 04 Jan 2004
Location: ch7t

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She called her kid T-Jay?
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AdamH



Joined: 27 Aug 2004
Location: Bachman Turner Overdrive...Let's Rock!

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

winnie wrote:


Obviously, many of you haven't experienced life from a "lower class" perspective.


Well I have, and I'm still not impressed by them one iota. Twelve years old may be young, but it's still old enough to take some responsibility for your actions, and to know what you're doing. Enough Sex-Ed goes on outside of school hours (where IMO kids learn many of the important lessons of REAL life) that I strongly doubt any of those girls are the bewildered innocents that some might want us to believe.

I'd be willing to bet a monkey that most other kids in the area in which the girls live (kids with the same "lower class" perspective) would deride them mercilessly with far less restraint than you see on this board.
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jaganath69



Joined: 17 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

winnie wrote:
desultude wrote:
Cheesh, you guys, there are screwed up people everywhere.

Sure, there is something really amiss here, but to call a clearly tragically messed up family "whores" is unbelievable.

To dismiss this problem the way some of you do is as mindless as letting it happen in the first place. Maybe that is why it hits a nerve?


I agree. I sense a lot of snobbery on this board....or elitism, not sure of the exact word I am looking for.

Granted, these girls obviously did not make wise choices, but there are other factors to take into consideration before calling them names and talking about people being trailer trash.


Obviously, many of you haven't experienced life from a "lower class" perspective.


I know plenty of working class people with enough sense of responsibility to instill in their kids a sense of values, morals or even a degree of education when it comes this sort of thing. Expecting people to pick up the tab for the raising of your rugmonkeys makes you a presumptuous and parisitic fool who deserves nothing more than derision. Until the responsible parties take action and look after their mistakes, they will have my scorn. What's more, the parents blaming the state and schools for their daughters' and their irresponsibility is nothing short of risable.
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canadian_in_korea



Joined: 20 Jun 2004
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that many parents today aren't being responsible for their children....perfect example a 10 year old boy in western canada was recently set on fire by some other children....horrifying....worse...it happened at 10 pm....what was a 10 year old doing hanging out at 10 pm...???? Teen pregnancy is a touchy subject....the responsibility lies with the one who became pregnant (and the one that helped of course)....as parents all you can do is guide your children...teach them right from wrong....and hope that when they are in situations...that they make responsible judgements...why do I say this....because I gave birth to my daughter when I was 16.....actually...3 weeks after my 16th birthday. Did my mother or father do anything wrong..>?...absolutely not....did I learn sex ed in school....sure I did....was I on the pill....as a matter of fact...yes. Then how did this all happen....perhaps the pill wasn't the proper strength...but besides that.....bottom line....teenage mentality 'it won't happen to me'. I was well aware of the consequences...I just honestly did not think it would happen. I now look at my daughter who is 15...the same age I was when I became pregnant....as teenagers go I'm very lucky...she is far more responsible than most of her friends.

When I got pregnant....nobody believed that it was true...I was a 'good girl'....its very important to remember that sometimes people make wrong decisions....and don't use proper judgement. I was faced with judgement all along....until a couple of years after my daughter started school....and the mothers who were older/married started to ask me for advice...how did I get my daughter to listen so well....its actually very nice to be treated like an equal. Of course the majority of these young mothers fit a stereotype....but not all of them do. There are those of us who don't allow ourselves to become a statistic. Before you pass judgement .... make sure you know all the circumstances ...before you blame a parent for a child's actions....put yourself in that parents position....there is only so much you can do as a parent.
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PolyChronic Time Girl



Joined: 15 Dec 2004
Location: Korea Exited

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never called the girls names, just the mom...I actually pity and respect the girls at the same time as they are dealing with this as best they can. After all, my older sister was a teen mom and she's a damn fine mom! But I do hold mmost of the blame on the mother.....I understand that sometimes teen pregnancies can happen to one of your children...but all three of them, c'mon!! As a parent...you're obviously doing something incredibly wrong if all three of your underage daughters are knocked up...especially your 12-year old!! And what's worse is that she can't fess up to it, and cowardly blames the schools. That's why I think the mom is rotten....she's not even taking responsibilty for this. If the mom honestly came forward and took responsibility for it, then okay, maybe I'd recant what I said about her....but she didn't...she needed a scapegoat. I think these girls have been terribly neglected by their mom.

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Butterfly



Joined: 02 Mar 2003
Location: Kuwait

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nev wrote:
She called her kid T-Jay?


Yes, nev, she called her kid, T-jay. He can sure look forward to an enlightening upbringing, can't he?
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turtlepi1



Joined: 15 Jun 2004
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

winnie wrote:
I agree. I sense a lot of snobbery on this board....or elitism, not sure of the exact word I am looking for.

Granted, these girls obviously did not make wise choices, but there are other factors to take into consideration before calling them names and talking about people being trailer trash.


Obviously, many of you haven't experienced life from a "lower class" perspective.


Since I seem to be the one who referenced "trailer parks" can you please show me where I said that everyone who lives in a trailer is "trash". As a matter of fact, I didn't see the words "trailer trash" until you mentioned it.

But to turn your phrase...yes people who go on Jerry Springer...and these girls appear they could be candidates...have a mentality that doesn't jibe with "normal" society. Do all of them live in trailer parks...hell no...and does everyone who lives in a trailer park have this mentality...hell no...
But just like "spanking the monkey" is a euphemism so too is "trailer park".

It is hard for people who are poor. I know that...my parents grew up poor so don't imply I don't know what it is like, but my parents also aren't poor today because they didn't have this sort of mentality.

As for blaming the girls...life is more complicated than that. As for blaming the mother...I'm sure her life wasn't a picnic either. The point is these girls are a sad commentary on society.


To others...

As for girls getting married at 12 in "other" countries that can sometimes be a lot different than a girl getting married at 12 in a developed country. Mind you there has to be some sort of line within any culture. In India there are still child marriages (children as young as 4-5 being married) And a social worker had her hands chopped off the other week for trying to stop such a wedding...
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Dispatched



Joined: 08 May 2004

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious as to how old the fathers are... is there moral outrage against them and their families too?
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periwinkle



Joined: 08 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dogbert wrote:
chest rockwell wrote:
cant believe this is in the uk and not the us


Why?


People in the UK have s e x?
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Corporal



Joined: 25 Jan 2003