Not because she's pregnant. She seems to have the support of her family and the father of the baby, and that's great, and I believe in supporting a woman's right to choose in all cases, whether that's to choose not to become pregnant, to choose abortion, to choose adoption, or to choose to bring a pregnancy to term and keep the baby, so I'm going to assume that this was her choice and celebrate it.
But I cannot imagine how much it would suck to be 17, in her position, and to have first rumors that my little bro was in fact my kid and then to have those rumors squashed by the nationwide announcement that I was a prospective unwed teen mother. Holy hell. I think I might change my name* and move to Alaska.**
*Though I'm going to go out on a limb and say I'd probably want to change my name whatever was going on with my mother's political career or my personal life if my name were Bristol, for any number of reasons. But perhaps this is just me. At least I have fond (though blurry) memories associated with Harvey's Bristol Irish Creme, which is more than I can say for the associations that I have with trig.
**Wait. Alaska wouldn't work in this situation. Perhaps New York City or something.
5 years ago