The Importance of Being a Kid (A Case Against Child Beauty Pagents)


Being a carefree child in the world today is quickly becoming shorter and shorter. I mean, look at the first picture (JonBenét Ramsey, the murdered beauty queen). Can you believe that she was - at most- six years old in that picture? I do not know what age she actually was in the picture because it didn't tell me. She had been entered into loads of beauty competitions like America's Royal Miss, Colorado State All-Star Kids Cover Girl, Little Miss Charlevoix Michigan, Little Miss Merry Christmas, Little Miss Sunburst, and National Tiny Miss Beauty.

Is it me or is the fact that you're entering a minor into a competition that basically focuses on your beauty? To me, it borders on paedophilia. I mean, if nothing, these competitions are encouraging paedophiles to consider their tastes as normal if the girls are being made to look far older and grown up than they already are. If anyone has seen 'Little Miss Sunshine', then this point is further proven by the writers of the script made the entrant from the Hoover family, Olive, started doing a stripping routine as shown by her grandfather.

I mean, what did you do at her age, play with dolls or Lego or learn how to use hairspray and lipstick?

I remember being six years old and the biggest worry I had then was learning how to multiply by two. I remember not giving a damn about what I wore and just did all the usual things a kid does at that age, play with dirt, draw with crayons, read books, go biking, go swimming, collecting bugs, climbing trees, walking the dog and going to the park to play on the swings. I don't think it is appropriate to let kids that age worry if their hair is properly done or that their eye shadow is not the right shade of grey.

That's my opinion anyway; I'd love to hear any of your comments.

(Information about JonBenet from Wikipedia).
Posted on May 24th, 2007 at 01:06pm


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