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Why Ban Children Beauty Pageants??

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Gabrielle Pressley

on 31 October 2013

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Transcript of Why Ban Children Beauty Pageants??

Banning Child Beauty Pageants
By: Gabby Pressley

a competition based on looks
judged on individuality in looks, capability, poise, perfection and confidence
win a variety of prizes
for all ages
modeling sportswear, swimwear, or theme, evening attire, talent
lots of make-up and provocative clothing
Toddlers and Tiaras: Peoples reactions
destroys self-image
no rules
to provocative
sexualizing toddlers and young children
So Why Ban These Pageants??
taught looks are everything
destroys self-image; 50% of girls who have been in a child beauty pageant have self-esteem issues
causes tons of stress and disorders like OCD, perfectionism, anorexia, drug abuse, bulimia, isolation, botox and self tanning addiction
60% children have psychological problems later in life
no rules
What is a Beauty Pageant??
3 year old "prostitute"
teaching bad behavior
sexualizing young children
bad parenting
"The product that TLC, a mainstream cable television network, is selling is sexed-up toddlers. They should be ashamed, and parents across the country should renew their commitment to teach their children that they are valued for who they are, not for how sexy they look." -CNN News
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