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Columnist: Actually, Gloucester girls should be mocked

Published July 9, 2008 4:00PM (EDT)

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?"

Huh. Hasn't stopped you.

By Lynn Harris

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

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