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Apr 16th 2019 at 11:46:02 PM •••

One particularly egregious example on this page is wrongly listed in Writers Cannot Do Math\'s Western Animation section. Jane of \"The Jetsons\" is said to be 33, while the eldest child, daughter Judy, is 16. 33-16=17. That\'s more than enough time for puberty to hit. How is that bad math?

I would make all the link-appropriate text linked, but I\'m too lazy to look around for how to do that. I\'m not looking to be an editor, and the Discussions tab isn\'t where the professional stuff is.

Edited by evilcoffeemachine
Nov 21st 2012 at 9:26:35 AM •••

  • In the Fiddler on the Roof movie adaptation, while by no means "youthful", Tevye was making an arranged marriage between his daughter and Lazar Wolf. Paraphrasing him, "I always wanted a son, I just expected that he would be younger than me."

Where's the mother here?

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Jun 3rd 2012 at 1:21:47 PM •••

Could we toss out the examples that are "absurdly youthful caregiver", not "absurdly youthful mother"? This trope is about how Mom gave birth to Kid at an age younger than 20 or so. I'm seeing examples of "twentysomething adopted a teenager", or "kid from the future" or the like, which is not this trope. Split it off into a trope called Absurdly Youthful Parent or something, cause it's not this trope.

Dec 30th 2011 at 8:09:14 PM •••

The question still stands. There have been several documented cases of pregnancies carrying to term at ages well below legal adulthood. As long as supporting evidence is presented, and no baseless accusations are thrown around, there shouldn't be an issue.

Dec 31st 2011 at 5:46:05 AM •••

Legal adulthood is a nebulous concept that varies enormously across the globe and is subject to change as society itself changes, lets not get into that particular mess.

Jan 17th 2012 at 6:46:26 PM •••

There is also the consideration of precocious puberty, where a hormonal imbalance allows girls as young as five and a half to give birth on occasion. If these don't count, then how many works of fiction do? This troper can't find the markup help, so here are links to a couple of relevant Wikipedia pages: Edit: Huh, that worked. I'll leave this here to admit my ignorance.

Edited by GreatWyrmGold
Jun 8th 2011 at 2:58:28 PM •••

About that picture. Well to be fair Sanae Furukawa eyes are of a particular shape that in some anime styles suggests that she is aged. Still works as page picture though. Anyone else noticed this?

May 21st 2011 at 12:08:58 PM •••

Isn't there a trope for the opposite? Where the parents look (or are) old enough to be their kids' grandparents?

Apr 21st 2011 at 5:18:35 PM •••

I cut the below from the hottip relating to Lina Medina, the girl who gave birth at 5 years old, and don't think it should be put back unless there's some supporting evidence, since this is accusing a specific man of raping a young child, and could easily be considered defamation.

" Later testing revealed that she not only had a hormone imbalance that caused her to menstruate at such a young age, but a pervy uncle was responsible for the conception. Yeah, not pretty.)"

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Mar 20th 2010 at 7:24:19 PM •••

Come on, really? 18 or 19 is not an "absurdly young mother". Some people do get married right out of high school. It's legal age of consent. The trope is based on getting a weird result when you compare the mother's apparent age with the kid's.

That said, I am a real life example. My mom was 19 when she got pregnant with me, which is fine, but she's one of those women who still looks young into her late 30s and early 40s, so she still often gets mistaken for my big sister.

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Dec 31st 2011 at 6:08:07 AM •••

A lot of these are dodgy in that regard. The age of consent for sex (and therefore pregnancy) can start as low as 13 in some countries. Just being a teen mother should not be enough to be an example.

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