Saturday, March 16, 2013

Shame on Mom

So it will be the policy of New York City to publicly shame teenage mothers, and this is a good thing, writes Richard Reeves of Brookings in today’s New York Times.  I don’t want to argue with a professional moralist, being a mere amateur myself, but wouldn’t this make more sense in a world of parthenogenesis?  I mean, there are guys involved somewhere, right?  And, last time I looked, we still lived in a society in which sex was not exactly a realm of pure equality and equally shared responsibility.

1 comment:

Diane Warth said...

What if young girls are creating life in a quest for unconditional love? How could shaming them for seeking it be interpreted as anything but cruel?