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Most of these girls don't have a chance to choose whether to participate; their parents (usually mothers it seems) make that choice for them.
There should really be some law against that or child protection service for that.
Seriously there is no good that can come from them. They are open to the public which means there is sure to be perverts at each and every one. These girls who are 6-12 are dressed and made up like streetwalkers.
You make an excellent point, and that's a hard question to answer. I think I'll have to go with their lack of choice as a more important issue than the pageant itself. You're right though; that does bring us to a whole different issue. Thanks for helping me think more deeply about it.
I agrSeriously there is no good that can come from them. They are open to the public which means there is sure to be perverts at each and every one. These girls who are 6-12 are dressed and made up like streetwalkers.
How many times have we taken a ride on the "Ban Train" only to find out it in fact makes the problem WORSE in the long run?
I have an idea: No female under the age of consent in the area is allowed to wear anything that doesn't cover their shoulders, cleavage (whether it's only hopeful cleavage or real), stomach, and shorts least two inches below the crotch. Even when swimming in public. Females over the age of consent can wear whatever they like... I don't care.
Do I have your support?
Someone wrote that France brought 13 year old Playboy Models??? WTF? Playboy is an american magazine... I haven't heard about this. I'll have to look it up.
Honestly... thank you as deeply as I know how to express via text. It's one of the subject matters of our current culture that occasionally keeps me up at night. Not just the choice, but what exactly we're subjecting our kids to... simply because it's what we were subjected to and don't even consider seeing what it looks like from the outside.
That said...before we go stomping on people that look awkward from the outside... it is at least worth trying to understand what they think they are doing. I wouldn't be surprised if many moms involved in the pageant circle are... "tragically" naive.edit on 20-9-2013 by BardingTheBard because: (no reason given)
I have yet to see a six year old at the water park with mascara, lipstick, eyeshadow and heels on, is that something you see often.
Am I mistaken that you think that the promoted over sexualtion of children just so their mothers can live vicariously through them again is okay?
these are freaking young children. Bathing suits at the beach fine. Mini skirt, heels, bra top strutting their stuff at age eight sure as hell is not fine.
Get your freaking priorities straight. Let them be kids, they will grow up soon enough.
Also, let's take your suggested solution one step further. (I'm not arguing with you, just further backing your point.) Let's go more extreme and say all girls under 20 must always wear turtlenecks and long pants when in public. There are still people out there who will be aroused.
So then we have to ask, is the issue hyper-sexualization of children, or are we wanting to police and eliminate all "impure thoughts" in society?
...the best we can do is keep peeling off the layers of conditioning to gain an ever-increasing level of perspective.
all you guys/girls celebrating increased government micromanagement, this included, are just really pathetic slave-prisoner mentality institutionalized cowing government worshiping zombies. Yay, theyre making beauty pageants illegal, yay theyre making child modeling illegal, yay theyre making talent shows illegal, yay theyre making child actors illegal, yay theyre making child musicians illegal, yay theyre making everything with children illegal...yay theyre taking my child away and pumping them full of drugs because they found something wrong with my parenting, but thats OK its all for the children, gotta protect the children....we take your guns away for the children, were bombing syria to protect the children, were pumping you full of vaccines and filling your water and food supply with chemicals to protect the children.....
wow...the level of retarded logic and wilted reasoning ability is stunning....but hey, you guys enjoy your nanny state, you asked for it after all.