Lauren Roxanne Johnson AS Communications Presentation
YOUNG MUM JUDGED Representation & Identity Me as a What it means to be
Identity is… the individual characteristics that define who or what somebody or something is.
Representation is… <ul><li>The act of serving as a model, symbol or example of something </li></ul>
Teenage pregnancy ‘ The Definition ’ “ a pregnancy in a young woman who has not reached her 20 th birthday by the time the pregnancy has ended” Wikipedia.com
Statistics on pregnancy rates of different ages from 1990 to 2008 Please click on the speakerphone A large rise Noticeable drop Slight rise Slight rise
From a parent’s perspective ‘ Stereotype...’ ‘ Shock...’ ‘ Judge...’ ‘ Had to grow-up...’ ‘ Responsibility...’ ‘ It can happen to anyone...’ http://youtu.be/KcUsnZ7R3Aw Please click on the link below ‘ It has it’s good points & bad points...’
What do you think of teenage mothers? “ Some are bums” “ You have failed” “ Life over!” “ Brave” “ Depends on the situation” “ Usually negative” “ Typically immature” “ Aren’t capable” “ Irresponsible” “ All mothers deserves the same respect” “ Depends on their appearance” I produced a questionnaire and asked…. These are the responses…
Dimbleby & Burton (2006) ‘A sense of self’ Reactions of others? Comparisons with others? Dimbleby and Burton identified four key factors in the creation of a sense of self, here are two of them that relate to my presentation. When I first had my son, the reactions from other people (friends or strangers) had an impact on how I looked at myself. I found that people said I looked to young, so I tried to dress and act more maturely. I did compare myself with others; other mothers, even older ones because I wanted to see how a mother should act. As time went on though I got more comfortable with myself and stopped comparing myself to others
Cooley (1992) ‘Looking-glass’ Cooley suggested that a persons self comes from interpersonal communication and peoples perceptions. This is me with a group of friends friends. My friends see me as a teenager still so when I have nights out with them I see myself as a teenager. They perceive me as this teen party girl so when I am with them I act like how they see me This is my family. My son looks up to me and wants to see me as his mother so I automatically fall in to the mothering role around him.
Conclusion ‘Everyone is judged, no matter what they do’ Please click on the speakerphone 8 Minutes