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Teen Fakes Pregnancy for School Project

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the hope-you-got-an-A dept.

Education 8

For six months, 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez endured stares, gossip and ridicule, all for a school project. As part of a presentation called "Stereotypes, Rumors and Statistics," Gaby pretended to be pregnant for most of her senior year. From the article: "Only a handful of people — her mother, boyfriend and principal among them — knew Gaby was pretending to be pregnant for her senior project, a culminating assignment required for graduation. Her teachers and fellow students, except for her best friend, didn't realize they were part of a social experiment."

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It's original (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35907382)

Too bad most teen pregnancies aren't fake.

Wow, boyfriend. (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 3 years ago | (#35910330)

That's a heck of a boyfriend - one who will go along with being known as a dumb louse who knocked up a teenager, for a whole school year so that the girl can write a paper. Presumably he was well-rewarded (and apparently not such a dumb louse).

Re:Wow, boyfriend. (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 3 years ago | (#35913448)

That's a heck of a boyfriend - one who will go along with being known as a dumb louse who knocked up a teenager,

I note that TFS makes no assertion that he "pretended" to have dumped her, or to be denying that he was the father. Also, not knowing what the laws in the state in question are, there's no indication that he was accused of (let alone convicted of) a crime, so presumably the girl in question is over 14? ("senior" year isn't terribly informative if you don't know which country they're in, or which laws apply)

for a whole school year

I think TFS said 6 months, not a whole year - which would be 10+ months here, and would raise certain problems.

But overall, yes, that's a canny idea. Well done that girl!

Re:Wow, boyfriend. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35916756)

Girl in question was 17. Age of consent in the U.S. is 16 if the guy is less than 24, 18 otherwise.

Re:Wow, boyfriend. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35949998)

It's a little more complicated than that. In Virginia, for instance, the boyfriend must be 2 years or less older than she is if she's under 18, or be guilty of statutory rape. Other states have stricter or more lenient laws, depending.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_North_America#United_States [wikipedia.org]

So long... (1)

aetherian (2006940) | more than 3 years ago | (#35913502)

Whoa, who in their right mind would choose to endure such... such... things, for however long that was, many months, all for just a school project, albeit a large one.
If one was to ask me, I would say that that's taking school a bit too far.

Re:So long... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35917944)

And that's why she will probably go far in life, and you'll be asking her if she wants fries with her order.

Re:So long... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35919368)

We will see. Tell me where she is in 3 years.

Ill pass on the fries.
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