And the use of statistics is just plain wrong! It’s not that the numbers are off (I don’t know) but to suggest that the pregnancy is the reason for these things, not that something else could be the reason for both, or that this stigma is also a reason… Just blatant appropriation of numbers.
What a spiteful campaign. How dismaying.
I can’t believe someone was paid to come up with the idea of nasty names superimposed on pictures of teenagers, with some rationalisation in small print at the bottom of the pictures.
What next? Paying hoons to drive around screaming obscenities at pedestrians from their cars?
I have been watching the series on teen dads on abc lately – the thing that strikes me most is how vulnerable these teens are. They certainly don’t need shame piled on with all the other struggles of being a teen parent. These ads are awful.