This whole talk about 17 year old Bristol Palin being pregnant is at the least, irritating and irresponsible chatter.
And I intend to carry it on.
Fact: Bristol Palin is 17
Fact: Bristol Palin is pregnant and unmarried
Fact: Bristol Palin is the daughter of Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate
Fact: If Bristol Palin were a man, this blog nor any of the press circulating Bristol’s pregnancy would be of little use to public gossip/conversation.
How come we never hear people fussing about unwed men getting women pregnant on the six o’clock news, or in the yahoo headlines? What pressures are applied to the man when he impregnates a woman? When Solange announced that she was pregnant, why were so many folks relieved to find out that she was marrying the father?
I know religion has much to do with this debate, but if this nation were as holy as it vows to be then we wouldn’t be one of the leading countries in divorce. So, let’s be mature and fair citizens in holding others accountable to stale religious beliefs. Beliefs that even die-hard churchgoers themselves push to the back of pantry cabinets.
Contrary to what most people think, pregnancy can be a burden. And given the fact that the choice of birthing the baby always falls upon the woman, it seems like the public could be just a little more considerate in their dispersion of opinions. Why is there so much attention directed to the daughter when if she were a man, this would not even be a matter of national concern? Sarah Palin would have not have even announced the journey of her son’s sperm. Therefore he would not be held accountable for his actions nor pressured to make any life-changing decisions as is the
17 year old
daughter of the Vice Presidential Candidate