Here's One Weird Thing That Just Might Have Been A Factor In The Reduction Of Teen Pregnancies

According to one study, a potentially interesting factor in the decline in teen pregnancy wasn't a curriculum or sex education. It was an MTV show about teens being pregnant. Seriously. I was not expecting that. While it has drawn some valid criticism for salacious portrayals that stigmatize real pregnant teens whose lives aren't like those of camera-seeking reality stars, because of the data, I don't think we can dismiss it out of hand.

There are far better ways to help de-stigmatize teen pregnancy while simultaneously decreasing the numbers of them. You can read more on the negative effect on existing teen moms. If you'd like to get some great perspective from a real teen mom, go read Gloria Malone.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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