April 22, 2011 at 6:24 am in INFORUM
TOPPENISH, Wash. A high school student who faked her pregnancy for six months as a social experiment stunned a student assembly this week by taking off the belly bundle. Continue Reading
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This took a lot of courage to do. So many stereotypes are out there and she was exposed to many of them. Also, it should make her stop and think before she uses a stereotype. Good luck to her.
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Frankly, I think this was a rather cruel thing for her to do. Most members of her family and her boyfriend’s family thought there was going to be a baby. Whether their feelings about that were positive or negative…there had to have been a lot of emotion involved. It isn’t nice to play with people like that.
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She never could have done this “experiment” in a college class…she violated a bunch of ethical standards
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The old saying have proven to be true, again.
“Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover”
Are we teaching children that, these days??
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Overall, I think this was awesome! This must have taken a lot of inner strength and courage.
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Looks like a big ole liar to me.
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If I was her boyfriend’s mother, I’d never forgive them for the lie.
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that was my first thought too. if the experiment was mostly about how peers treated you differently, than why put the boyfriend’s parents into such an emotional roller coaster. this could have been their grandchild, of course they were thinking about that future baby a lot and probably already started some attachment to the baby in her mind. that was very unethical and cruel to do that to the boyfriend’s parents.
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A good intentioned project with questionable methods that I do not believe should be entirely blamed on the student.
I wouldn’t expect a high school student to have enough perspective to go about this “Experiment” in a way that wouldn’t cause a lot of hurt feelings. The school administration “signed off” and I think maybe they should have given her some more guidelines before approving. For ex. A counselor could have overseen the project, explained what the ramifications of allowing someone to believe they were going to have a grandchild might be etc. I think she deserves credit for trying to do the right thing by clearing this project first. If the principal thinks it’s OK it’s reasonable she should too.
It also seems like adults should be the ones helping support teen mothers, not other teens. I would be curious to know if there was any support for her available in the community and how that interaction went.
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All of Kevin’s posts lately have a lot more votes than anyone elses comments, and most of them are thumbs up. Even when he has the only comment they have 37 or so thumbs up and no thumbs down.
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He could be using one of those programs like the ones the kids use on youtube/forums to give the thumbs up/down as many times as they want? A little faux pas among serious nerds over the age of 16. He looks older than that so I would give him the benefit of the doubt but I guess I haven’t been watching :p
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That’s a very interesting point Becky. I’ve been wondering how that works because there are some others doing the same thing on here also. I only know how to do one thumbs up per comment but I’ll give you one for that comment.
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In order to generate more than 1 thumb up or down per comment, one must change their IP address on their computer, because that is what the protocol of the thumb up/down function looks for when people vote. Each computer gets 1 vote, essentially, for each comment because each computer is only assigned one IP address. To reset an IP address is a HUGE hassle, and personally I do not think it is worth it to go through all that to make myself appear better to an online community of people I have never met and do not really care about. To do so would require a person to start the “run” function on a computer and enter a few prompts, and even then it doesn’t always work because an ISP only has so many IP addresses to hand out. Each time you change your IP with the run command line, it only assigns 1 new IP. Therefore, you would have to do it once for every thumb up. Now, unless he created a program to do this automatically, which probably isn’t that hard, I would assume people actually like his comments. (By the way, Apple computers don’t have a run command prompt so I do not know how to do it on an Apple, just Windows.)
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Based on the responses to his blog, I seriously doubt that there are that many people who actually agree with him. He doesn’t come up with anything original, and frankly, he doesn’t have anything original to contribute. He’s a troll with a blog. Nothing to see there.
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Even a broken watch is right twice a day.
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this young woman has serious psychological problems. this was in no way a scientific experiment.
she wasted her senior year lying to friends and family.
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This is more and more strange the more I think about it. What if she had shaved all the hair on her body and lost weight saying she had 6 months to live and came out saying it had been an “experiment.” This is completely wrong. This girl needs to be held up as an example to our kids of what NOT to be.
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The point of the experiment was to show how judgemental people are. If she would have told her boyfriend’s parents the reactions wouldn’t have been genuine, especially when other people talked to them about it. This girl gave up almost her entire senior year. That is an amazing sacrifice right there. How many of us look back (way back for some of us) on high school and mainly focus on our senior year and some of the things we’ve done?
I think this was amazing and she really showed courage and resiliance. Good for her. I hope everyone that talked negatively about her feels like an _ _ _, because whomever said it earlier was right, “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover”.
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