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Columnist: Actually, Gloucester girls should be mocked


Lynn Harris
July 9, 2008 8:00PM (UTC)

There is something to be said for the notion of creating a culture in which teens avoid getting pregnant because it's "just not done" (presumably, because they have better things to do). But there's also something to be said for not being a nasty jackass.

Here, Boston Herald columnist/talk show host Michael Graham -- lamenting the absence of societal shame as a deterrent to randy teen boys slutty teen girls -- praises (one day after criticizing) the role of the, er, Rabelaisian display at the recent "Horribles" parade: "When the same girl shows up at the school clinic for five pregnancy tests in one month, shouldn't somebody be mocking her for it?"

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Huh. Hasn't stopped you.


Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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