Have you ever watched the reality television show Toddlers & Tiaras? Toddlers & Tiaras is a show about the glitz of the pageant world that little girls are more than likely forced, by their parents, to participate in. It is mandatory for them to have fake tans, fake eye lashes, fake teeth, and a ridiculous amount of make-up. Not to mention the unsuitable outfits these girls’ parents vow that they wear. Beauty pageants exploit little girls and attract sexual predators.
Child beauty pageants have changed so much since the 1960’s. Children beauty pageants used to be about the children and having fun. Now, it seems like most children are being forced in these pageants by their parents, looking unnoticeable from all the heavy makeup they wear, fake hair, teeth and nails they use. Children being abuse, sexualize, having self-esteem problems etc in these pageants. Many people have questioned this sport and wonder if it should be ban?
Many girls dream to become Miss U.S.A or Miss World. It seems to give the idea that you have to be beautiful and be up to the judges expectations of how a beauty queen should act and looks like. They have a negative effect on the people in today’s society especially the younger female population. The females can develop insecurity problems and low confidence due to the fact they did not win a competition and not feel “beautiful” as the title of a “Beauty” Pageant. Children female beauty pageants such as the televised show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” have a bad influence on young girls.
This is not appropriate for a 5 year old, even worse is there behavior and attitudes. Their beha... ... middle of paper ... ...r own lives would've been. Spending your life's savings on a competition that isn't even a guaranteed win is too big of a gamble. These girls should not have to deal with the emotional damage that comes with the withdrawal of the pageant world. Little girls need to be little girls, not pageant queens.
Some girls look for ways to be able to give, and one of the main aspec... ... middle of paper ... ... "Quote: A smile is the best make up any girl can wear :)." Board of Wisdom. 24 Apr. 2014 http://boardofwisdom.com/togo/Quotes/ShowQuote?msgid=406733#.U1m-D8fUVpF Wimberly, Cherie. "Why Pageant People Compete in Beauty Pageants."
Unless that parent was the one putting that mental play on their child. This happens more than it should and most of it is just for show, a beauty pageant to be more concise. The problem with beauty pageants are not the judges or the show itself, its what’s hiding behind the curtains as of the pressure that the mothers put on their children. As a quote used “And what’s really disturbing is that so many of these girls seem to be tools of their mothers, …” (pg 493). This, for most kids, would be a living nightmare, being an adult’s toy doll to subjugate into becoming a what’s known as a sex object.
Pageants not only give girls unrealistic expectations for beauty, they also change the relationships between parents and children. High-pressure situations are never good for young kids, but beauty pageants take stress to the next level. Pageants should be prohibited in the United States
A pageant mom quoted this “I’d rather she be perfect and have a little frozen face. Some people say her eyebrows look a little pulled already but they look striking” (Child Beauty Pageants are Abuse). This type of behavior from a parent should not be acceptable. Another pageant mom who is a trained beautician said this “I’ll make her frown before injecting, which helps identify a potential wrinkle.” (Child Beauty Pag... ... middle of paper ... ... about a pageant is being unfair because no one wants to be in a pageant they have no chance of winning. Donald Trump didn't want the pageant industries reputation ruined.
Over the years, beauty pageants have proven to be detrimental to the physical and mental health of their participants. From crushing a child’s self-esteem after losing a pageant, to poor diets and lack or rest. And the hidden physical dangers of sexulization of a child to put on a show for potential sex- offenders lurking in the audience. Child beauty pageants can be very damaging to a young girl from a psychological perspective. If the child does not win the contest, they are forced to believe they have faults, which do not make them perfect.
Around the world many young girls are being subjected to something that will tear them away from their childhoods: beauty pageants. Although many people believe that beauty pageants are harmless to children, they actually have many degrading effects. Beauty pageants need to have an age requirement put on them immediately. No one under the age of sixteen should be able to compete in a beauty pageant. This topic has been a great interest to be since the first time I watched Toddlers and Tiaras.