To be honest, Im surprised was interested enough to do a research and then write an extremely lengthy yet detailed article bout relationships, i.e. “intimate relationships.” Relationships as I know them range far and wide, but will remain a mystery to me until the end of time. It is the idea of two people who must be willing to be open to communicate in the end the allows a relationship (chain linking of feelings and motions) to continue in life and move along smoothly. Besides family, friends, and dating, each relationship area is handled differently. With family there are certain boundaries to remember; such as respect for parents or the responsibility to care for a younger sibling. With friends there is the idea of each own has there own set of responsibilities (i.e. all are on equal grounds). And of course, dating, where a person must learn to accommodate with another person not of their own.
Sometimes within these types of relationships, people still have to learn to keep their mental health in check. There has always been that idea that people are always looking, talking, judging. It is why people these days are so focused on how they dress in a certain way, how they may act in public or private, what they eat, how they are constantly looking to the public eye, who they out with on a regular basis, and what they say may affect what other think about them.
A social experiment was done a few years ago. In 2011, Gabby Rodriguez, 17, a student at Toppenish High School student in Washington, faked her pregnancy for a social experiment project, “Stereotypes, Rumors and Statistics” . The project went on for six months, with only a handful of people knowing (principal, mother, best friend, boyfriend). Not even her six of seven siblings nor her boyfriend’s parents know of that it was an “experiment.” It all started October 2010. Gaby started to change the way she dressed with baggy clothes and a fake belly out of wire mesh and cotton quilt batting. People began to say how “irresponsible she was”, or “college was just not an option anymore,” or “I knew she would eventually get pregnant (since Gaby had a boyfriend),” and worse, “She’s ruined and doesn’t even know it.” Gaby took it all in, taking notes of what was being said to her by everyone, teachers, student,s even though who respected, were nice, or even knew her. The catch?
Gaby Rodriguez was a well-known and well-liked by students and teachers because she was an all A’s Honor Student. Many people have even said to respect her. But announcing her project to the entire revealed she felt ashamed and embarrassed to even be there. Everyone was just silent. In the end, Gaby plans to present her findings to community leaders to help other young women fight stereotypes and find the same quality she discovered along the way — courage. (Taken from below).
“Never Judge A Book By Its Cover.”
(Click this link for the full story!!!) : http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/washington-teen-gaby-rodriguez-fakes-pregnancy-social-experiment/story?id=13434764