Can a Clothing Store Glamorize Teen Pregnancy?

By Eleanor Barkhorn

Forever 21, a clothing chain that caters to teen and tween girls, has recently launched a line of maternity wear. Salon accuses the company following in the footsteps of Bristol Palin, who gave birth to her son Tripp at age 18, in making teen pregnancy seem appealing:

Of course they're not explicitly endorsing teen pregnancy, but by nudging teens and saying "If you do find yourself pregnant, looking fashionable is one less thing you'll have to worry about!" the chain is going the Bristol route of unwittingly glamorizing teen pregnancy.

Really?

Read the full story at Salon.

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