Banning Child Beauty Pageants

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Are Children Beauty Pageants really safe? Children beauty pageants can have negative effects it can be physically or mentally. People should ban child beauty pageants because beauty pageants sexualize children, parents abuse their child and it exposes children from pedophiles.

Sexualizing children are one of the reasons that children beauty pageants should be banned. “Young girls who participate in pageants become sexualized by wearing adult style clothing, makeup, and assuming provocative poses.” (Beauty Pageants Are Not Appropriate for Young Children) 4-8 years old little girls wearing skimpy clothes, using makeup and posing sexually which can attract sexual predators. “Sexualization occurs through little girls wearing adult women 's clothing
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Parents forcing their children to join beauty pageants. “According to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act, child abuse is "the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, of a child under circumstances which indicate the child 's health or welfare is threatened or harmed."” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Exploiting your kid to danger or putting your kid in harm’s way is considered child abuse. “Some parents are so warped, so starved for attention or some kind of self-validation, that they will shamelessly exploit their children 's physical beauty without regard for the possible consequences.” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Parents who are hungry for attention and feel special when their child wins that they will do anything even if it puts their child in danger. “But studies have shown that for every child who may derive some benefit from the competition, hundreds of others suffer damage to their self-esteem and develop warped values about their bodies, which often lead to anorexia or bulimia.” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Parent’s are so focused on winning they do not even think about their children 's health anymore that the children are starting to have warped values about their bodies. Children beauty pageant is considered child abuse because it puts the children and the children’s health in…show more content…
Children beauty pageants can affect them mentally and physically. “"The Princess Syndrome" as I like to call it, is a fairy tale. Unrealistic expectations to be thin, physically beautiful, and perfect are at the heart of some disordered eating behaviors and body dissatisfaction.” (Children Beauty Give Children Unrealistic Expectations) “The Princess Syndrome” is one of the worst effects that can happen to the child because they can kill themselves from starvation for having unrealistic expectations for their bodies. “These children may struggle with ideas of perfection, eating disorders, and body image in their adulthood. Pageants send a message that looks and appearance are more important than brains and education.” (Children Beauty Give Children Unrealistic Expectations) Children will struggle with their body images and most importantly, they will put appearance first that education. “Additionally, dressing children up with adult clothes and makeup appeals to sexual predators, placing them at risk of falling victim to a pedophile.” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Allowing your child to dress as an adult and wear make up, exposes them to sexual predators.

Children beauty pageants should be banned because it’s abuse, sexualizing children, and it damages the child 's thinking. Parents abuse their children because they put them in danger from pedophiles, it’s sexualization because children were makeup and skimpy clothes and affects their
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