Toddlers And Tiaras Research Paper

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How many of you have heard or seen the reality TV show: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, or the more renowned; “Toddlers and Tiaras?”. It is a show where little girls below the age of ten, appear on stage wearing loads of makeup, tons of spray tan, with their nails done, fake hair and fake teeth to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Parental ambitions make their children socially challenged, Leading them to feel unconnected to other children and even resulting in permanent mental and physical damage. The parents have gone to extreme measures to ensure that their child is the best. At this rate the show should be called: “Barbie’s and Tiaras”.
Firstly, the young toddlers are competing worldwide in front of the media and internet to be judged on their looks, poise, perfection and confidence. Many people believe that, beauty pageants for children are deemed to be exploitive because they promote a stereotypical belief to young
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This is because child beauty pageant contestants are taught that if you look pretty, you win prizes, you win in life. This results in developing their perception that being pretty with a cute attitude is the best thing in life. *For example, a girl named Daisey Mae was on Toddlers and Tiaras. She was eight years old and she said “Facial beauty is the most important thing in life.” This is exactly what I’m talking about. These girls grow up learning one skill: how to be pretty. On the other hand, women spent over 72 years fighting to be seen and heard as more than just a pretty face. Over the past ten years, there has been a 270% increase in the number of girls being hospitalized for eating disorders. Some of these girls are as young as six years old. Many of the girls with eating disorders have an unhealthy body image. Beauty pageant girls are becoming anorexic just so that they can be pretty and win

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