Carol Platt Liebau: The Power of Stigma

Friday, May 25, 2007

The Power of Stigma

Mona Charen notes the closing of a "pregnancy school" for girls and points out that the stigma that used to attach to out-of-wedlock sex and childbearing was actually protective -- both for the young girls whose lives unwed motherhood would permanently disrupt, and for the society that would ultimately end up assuming some portion of the responsibility for the illegitimate offspring of girls who gave too much, too soon.


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