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#1 solaris32

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:38 PM

I have been seeing an alarming increase in child beauty pageants in the U.S.A. These girls are dressing in provocative clothing designed for women over twice their age! On top of that they are doing seductive dances, and their parents and many other people applaud them for a job well done! These girls are kids for crying out loud. They should not even think about doing these things until much older, and unfortunately a lot of the time it's the parents who encourage their children. No wonder girls are having sex at younger and younger ages. These provocative displays of so called "beauty" are dispicable. Here's a great paper written by a college student about these beauty pageants and what they are actually about:

http://www.minorcon.org/pageants.html

Now granted, beauty pageants are supposedly not all about looks, it's still the biggest basis. If you're not "pretty" you're not going to win, plain and simple, and I think that ideology is disgusting. If adult women want to do this, fine, but influencing little kids to do it? Wrong in my opinion. The younger ones have no idea what they're doing and are being taught to show their bodies in sexually explicit ways at such a young age. I have nothing against the human body, but I have a problem with ignorant little kids being influenced to do these things. I have no idea what I was doing when I was six, I was just going with the flow, and so are these little kids. At 12, they know more about what's going on, but they were still heavily influenced by the media and/or parents to think what they want to do is ok. Here's a link that will give you a more visual idea of this perversion:

http://www.httexas.com/

Geez! You think they could wear any less clothes? This stuff is just ridiculous. So what do you think? Should little girls be learning how to be a sexually explicit woman at the age of six?
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:32 PM

Should little girls be learning how to be a sexually explicit woman at the age of six?


No.

Nor should these little children be forced to engage in this activity when they should be outside playing, learning what dirt feels like, looking at rainbows, and learning what letter comes after "A".

Please don't tell me there's plenty of time for them to do both - for many these pageants become an obsession.


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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:54 PM

Years ago we attending a 'baby beauty contest' in a wee village in England - and it was so, so different than those we see over here. There, the child was a natural as could be - and each won something, of course . Baby with reddest hair, baby with most teeth, baby with biggest 'cow lick' - all done with gentleness and huge laughter and all proceeds went to the local charity.

But here! To take little ones, often subjecting them to fake teeth, fake tans, coloured contact lenses, false eyeslashes and make up must border on abuse in some cases, surely.

Wonder how hard it is for a parent to realize that one is teaching innocent children that 'looks count' - a lot! - and the way you really look simply won't do. Nope, let's just tart you up and see if you can stroke mommy or daddy's ego by winning.
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:06 PM

Anyone remember JonBenet Ramsey?

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:17 PM

How could anyone forget JonBenet Ramsey.A tragic Story.
My thoughts are,anyone who puts their Child through these Pagents,at such a tender age,should be charged with Child Psychological Abuse.
What is this doing to the young child, every time her hopes are raised,only to have them dashed time after time,if the little girl is not quite pretty enough to win.
Every Parent is proud of their Child,but to subject them to travelling all over the Country,living out of Motels etc,to me is not in the Child's best interest.More feeding the Parents own EGO's in my opinion.
I'm sure the Child would much rather be at home in their own room,playing with their Barbie Dolls at this age.
Thankfully, it hasn't caught on here in a big way.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 11:47 PM

I have no idea but wonder if there is any law with teeth to prevent parents from pulling little ones out of school for these contests - and to ensure they are not being placed on 'diets' (dod forbid) and getting enough rest while being dragged from contest to contest, I wonder.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:43 PM

I think all pageants are a terrible example for girls and women, boys and men too for that matter. No wonder our culture is so image oriented. Without going into a lot of ranting detail. Yes I remember JonBenet Ramsey. They painted her up and covered her innocent beauty that was her own. An awful thing. Truly awful. Creepy even.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:27 PM

I couldn't agree with you more Pandy. I'm fighting the scholl board here. They want to teach sex ed to Kindergarten and the lower grades. Leave the kids ALONE.
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 11:40 PM

I agree with all of the opinions above.

Kids should be kids. Beauty Pageants are big here in Australia (as pointed out by DSTM). I don't think I've actually ever been to one!

But the same ting is happening here, instead of wanting to be a princess, little girls are starting to want to wear lingerie!!!

What on earth is happening to the world? I bet it's all because of those companies exploiting children just to make some more dough.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:02 AM

I also agree with almost all reasons above..

I could never see myself exploiting my kid just to win.... then again i'm a guy what do I know bout beauty pagents >.<

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 08:38 AM

I am not even sure I am old enough to wear lingerie :thumbsup:

To see these little girls with heavy eyeliner on, all tarted up to the point you cannot even see what they really look like creeps me out. Why do the parents and pageant people think that looks good?

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:36 AM

Why do the parents and pageant people think that looks good?

No idea. Lot of weird people and trends in the world.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 12:21 AM

I agree whole heartidly with all of the opinions expressed thus far. It is a hideous thing that "parents" are exposing their children to in a misguided and selfish attempt to live thru thier children their own dreams that went unrealized. Exactly how many photos of these innocent young children that are 5 etc. going on 25 make it to kiddie porn sites? The photos are usually public, i.e. newspapers,television, magazines etc. and there for the copying by anyone who wishes unsavory viewing and use of them. We do in fact live in a sick society these days and yet so many seem to forget this when it comes to slathering makeup with a putty knife on the faces of innocent little girls hiding the true beauty of them while striving to make them look like hideous minitures of alluring grown women just so mommy and daddy can gain bragging rites over the latest contest won. My own personal opinion is that it is borderline child abuse forcing the idea into young minds that this sort of competition is a way of life with little regard for thier possible feelings of inadequacy when they fail to win the big prize.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:22 PM

Eh, alot of things are the parents.

The fact that its the parents dreams gone unrealised is the biggest truth there is..

Im willing to bet about 400$ if you bugged the dressing rooms.. you would hear things that would make you want to rip your ears off.
I bet one of every... one room has a conversation similar to this.

Little girl: But mommy I dont want to do this!! ( starts crying )
Mother: Lucy you little **** your going to do this or your kitten dies!!
Little girl: (screams in fright ) No dont hurt muffin!!
Mother: Now do as I say and put this on.
Mother: Now isnt that better? See how much prettier you feel?
Little girl: ( speechless.. just simply dies on the inside )

Yep... thats probably the type of conversation that goes on.

Now as for the topic of sex ed... eh who cares. I knew all about sex sence I was 8 because I simply found out on my own. Its nothing special and I dont see what the big deal is. I find it when it comes to a child being molested.. it doesnt matter. A "predetor" is going to go after its prey weather it knows what its doing or not. The only thing I can see is that parents know where there kids are at all times. Its really not hard... my mom always knows were I am I simply tell her where im going. To me, every answer people come up with really does seem like a big DUUH.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:59 PM

I think these pageants are more degrading to woman than most porn.

These pageants teach women and young girls all the "false senses" of reality. Like really wins these and helps the rain forest, or stops global warming?

They should be learning about life and not all these false teachings of how you must look pretty, or using make-up to think you're pretty.




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