posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by Raxoxane
actually i agree that these contests are horrible. Ive only seen bits and pieces of these things usually as part of a news piece...ive never watched a
full episode of toddlers and tiaras and i never even wanted to see anything about the honey boo boo show. But please explain to me how banning this
extremely small practice, which is NOT overtly sexual in most cases (by that i mean there are not swimsuit competitions and the like) would make any
real progress in restraining the sexualization of little girls....after all that IS the so called purpose behind the ban is it not?
I beg of people to use their brains here and on all issues where government intrusion is concerned. There are very real plans that have been laid out
decades ago that purport a desire to eventually control every aspect of our lives, child rearing and procreation is one of the main ones. Telling
people they cannot spank their children, or name them after a dictator (Hitler in one case), or teach their kids certain religious traditions (see
what some Jews do during the male circumcision ritual), etc.....eventually will lead to the government granting permission to people for whether or
not they can even have children at all. This philosophy goes all the way back to Plato's 'The Republic'. As it stands right now in many european
countries it is illegal to homeschool your child. That means that you really only have your child to yourself until they are school age...then they
are REQUIRED to be sent to the state sponsored indoctrination program which lasts most of the waking day.
It boggles my mind how people can see things like this happening and not understand their import.....and as for it being sensible......what about
doing this actually makes any sense if, as i pointed out, it will affect such a tiny fraction of populations behavior which is by its nature reclusive
and doesnt affect anyone but their own children? Additionally, have they effectively made the case that the pageant industry in general is prematurely
sexualizing these girls, and if so in what manner?
Like i and others have pointed out, the sexualizing influences are MANY....music, television, print media, etc.....does your support of legislation
like this mean you would also support moves to ban all media that could be percieved as having an undue influence on the hyper sexualization of girls
under 16? I would hope you could see that would be the only consistent view to have since almost anyone with a thinking brain agrees that
entertainment media in general contributes to this trend and if we are going to be intellectually consistent we would certainly have to leverage bans
or censorship of that kind of material towards children as well.