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I hate it when I'm wrong.

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Steve, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    I had a whole essay idea in my mind. I sat down and got ready to write it up for comments and criticism, here, and then I decided to research the basic premise. Turns out I was wrong.

    I was going to write about how being a "bastard" wasn't necessarily a bad thing, to society; about how having a stigma associated with out-of-wedlock births is a good thing; about how the sexual revolution created a huge rise in personal freedom for women, at a cost to society of a skyrocketing increase in underage and out-of-wedlock births.

    I was sorely mistaken.

    Turns out that teenage pregnancies are at an all-time low, since the government began tracking the stats around 1970. Out-of-wedlock pregnancies are down, too.

    Too many unprepared teenaged girls are having babies, but it looks like the numbers are steadily decreasing.

    Good news, even if I was wrong :)
  2. yazdzik

    yazdzik Veteran Member

    What would Lear be without Edmund?

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