I watched a little TV last weekend, but my dog ate my remote control so I was stuck with watching the five channels that the antenna picked up. And, what am I riveted by for two hours? A show that should piss off every infertile in the world -- MTV’s 16 & Pregnant.
Of course, you know the premise. Selfish, stupid and sex-crazed teenagers get knocked up without even trying (or sometimes they even use condoms and they’re so ultra-fertile that despite birth control, they still get pregnant).
Very few things on TV will make me talk back to them like I do when this garbage is on. I scream at the prego girls, their moms, their boyfriends. They refuse to take responsibility for their actions, leave their babies with their mothers (who probably also had them as teenagers – a vicious circle) so that they can still go out with friends and lead a “normal” teenage life, and complain about everything that doesn’t go their way while they’re trying to care for their poor infants. Basically it makes me weep for the future.
But, why do I do it to myself? This is the LAST thing I or any other infertile should be watching. Maybe I relish the struggle they’re going through because of their irresponsibility. I’m sure there is some deep-rooted issue I have that draws me to this train wreck.
Oh, by the way, I also hate the show A Baby Story, but I stopped watching that nightmare years ago.