Why we look down on pregnant schoolgirls
THE article in last week’s The Sunday Independent reminds us of the “high and mighty, holier than thou” moral ground that society continues to take against unwanted pregnancies among schoolgirls.
There is always some explanation for why society looks down on girls who allow themselves to fall into the oldest trap known, other than just the one connected to morality. And that is to do with the practicality of the orderly preservation of the human race.
A child born out of wedlock seldom enjoys maternal love and attention; the baby is often dumped with frail grandparents.
Nature dislikes weakness, which eventually could lead to self-destruction.
So society, without even realising it, cries “shame” for the wrong reason, but in so doing assists the evolutionary cycle to preserve our existence.
It is probably a spontaneous instinct, a knee-jerk warning, hidden behind an undefined “shame” for females to be wary; notions of “guilt “and “rejection” to preserve order by shaming the unfortunate “fallen” females in an attempt to prevent others from falling into this trap.