How All Millennials Think About Pregnancy

The modern birth announcement
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Oakland-based 23-year-old rapper Kreayshawn, of "Gucci Gucci" fame (now at 42 million YouTube views), wrote via Tumblr this morning to tell the world that she is with child.

Yeah, I'm pregnant! It sucks. If your [sic] not pregnant don't get pregnant for a while because there's all these symptoms that make you feel weird and hurt and are uncomfortable and 9 months is really really long especially towards the end. You have to pack away all your slutty crop tops and high waisted shorts. Your [sic] stressed all the time and in pain and bored on top of that because, at the end of the day if your friends cant smoke with you or even around you they will find something better to do. And when you do ge[t] to go out with some friends your feet and back usually hurt within an hour. ...
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The ME, ME, ME GENERATION has done it again. (From last week's Time cover article: "Here's the cold, hard data: The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that's now 65 or older.")

What is ... everything? Kreayshawn's Tumblr looks like a MySpace page. She lists her favorite book as "Tumblr." Put all your money in gold, everyone. Or, no, don't even.

As Elspeth Reeve pointed out last week, the cover story for The Altantic Monthly's September 1907 issue was "Why American Marriages Fail." Civilized society crumbling under each keystroke, it warned that "the rock upon which most of the flower-bedecked marriage barges go to pieces is the latter-day cult of individualism; the worship of the brazen calf of the Self." The article did not mention Kreayshawn by name.

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James Hamblin, MD, is a senior editor at The Atlantic. He writes the health column for the monthly magazine and hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk.

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