French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants
Banning beauty pageants for children under 16 is a women’s rights issue, says the French legislator who wrote the bill, since most contests involve girls.
PARIS — France’s Senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16 in an effort to protect children — especially girls — from being sexualized too early.
Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison and more than $40,000 in fines, according to the measure. The legislation must go to the lower house of parliament for further debate and another vote
In a post-JonBenet Ramsey world, the very concept of incredibly young girls strutting around a stage in swimsuits and gowns with synthetic hair extensions and fake eyelashes in the bid to be crowned the next “Miss” something is bound to cause controversy.
The Television Learning Channel (TLC) doesn’t seem to mind, as they took viewers a little deeper into that world on Wednesday night with the third season premiere of “Toddlers and Tiaras.”
The first episode demonstrated the intense, very adult preparations that these girls, some as young as four years old, go through in the pursuit of tiaras, titles and $12,000 in cash and prizes.
“As a treatment professional of sex offenders as well as victims of sexual abuse, I would like the parents of these little girls to assume responsibility for their choices.
They are sexualizing their young children.
“Do not be surprised if your child is preyed upon as a result of this high degree of visibility,” said Dr. Nancy Irwin, a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist.
“Men can pose as agents/managers and track you/your girl down through the show. Further, know that they will be pleasuring themselves while looking at your daughter’s YouTube clip.”
PARENTS CREATING A PED-OPHILE PLAYGROUND AND GETTING PAID TO DO IT.
Healthy child development? Not quite.
What is this um “pageant” after all?
An exaggerated focus on superficial beauty with little children being pitted against each other in a contest of looks and feminine wiles.
But, but,but they are judged on other things besides their looks, the parents (who should be arrested for child abuse) shriek.
Ah yes…these innocent, little girls learn poise, and confidence, right. Uh huh.
This, just like the misogynistic older version, is called a “BEAUTY” pageant because they use arbitrary standards of “beauty” to make one contestant feel prettier and of course better than all the rest.
Could this be any more degraded and perverted?
So This is the modern joy of female childhood?… “Sexualizing” toddlers.
A far cry from “dressup” or dance class isn’t it.
Babies strutting around in flashy outfits, sporting fake teeth, hair extensions and shaking their bodies in a sexually suggestive manner.
Why not dress up toddler girls to look like sl-uts. After all..in this acceptable “hook up” culture..isn’t that what they are grooming their daughters to become?
Lifting the spirits of their little girls? The parents ought to be in lock up along with the pe-do-philes.
I refuse to post the “bathing suit” pics for obvious reasons.
Bad craziness and evil my friends.
I nevah thought I’d be sayin this but Booyah France! We should consider emulating the Frogs on this one my friends.