I absolutely love this story. Linda Sanchez, a Congresswoman from California, is pregnant... and *GASP* single!!!
She is only the 8th congresswoman to have a baby while in office, but the first to be single while having said baby. I think my favorite part of this, though, is that she says that she and her guy are "unofficially engaged."
What I DON'T like, however, is this quote from an LA Times reporter:
how might Sanchez's pregnancy play out in her district, which is 61 percent Latino? The national Latina teenage pregnancy rate is twice the country's average. Could a teenager point to her and say, 'If she can do it, why can't I?'Seriously?! Why on earth would a teenage girl look to a 39-year-old Congresswoman simply because they are of the same heritage? What a load of bullpoop.
But, go on with your bad self Linda Sanchez! Best of luck from little old me.
- At Fri Nov 21, 03:01:00 PM Olivia said...
Or why wouldn't a teenage latina look at the congresswoman and think, "I could be a politician, too" rather than focus soley on the pregnancy?
- At Sat Nov 22, 02:05:00 PM aviva said...
That's pretty great (not the teenagers thinking it's cool to be pregnant comment, which is just stupid). Kudos to her!
- At Sun Nov 23, 02:24:00 PM frau sally benz said...
Olivia, certainly one would hope that young Latinas would think that, and I'm confident that they will. I've been hearing a lot of Latina names thrown around lately in Congress and just as politicians in general, so hopefully it will start sending a positive message to these girls.