“Banning child beauty pageants is certainly a step in the right direction.” (Riggs. 2013) All over the world, child beauty pageants has taken over. Here in America, many people believe that they need to be banned. Parents dress up their children in so many different outrageous outfits and makeup. Parents don’t realize what they are doing to their children.
They are going to take it extremely hard if a man cheats on them. They are going to think that they aren’t perfect, that everything they know is a lie. 6% of children who participate in beauty pageants have suffered from depression. Clearly there is something wrong, these children shouldn’t be suffering from depression, these are 16-year old’s and younger. Young enough to have nothing to be depressed about.
Throughout the entirety of the play both genders treat women as less than men or objectify them, to the point that even sixteen year olds are thinking in terms of how to best attract attention. During the party Shana, a girl Tracy’s age, was running around with a bell on her neck trying to get intimate with several people “get help on quotes”. Through the entirety of the play Ricko treats Tiffany terribly and orders her to do things without thanks, “Shoot down the road and get us some beers.” And “Want to get us another beer, Tiff?” The party seems to be a boys only event with all the parents in Blackrock banning their daughters from going to the party, while all the blokes are all but shoved out the door. This seems justified by the outcome, but the question remains of whether it was ‘right’ to treat the girls differently. Preventing the girls from going to an 18th party full of yobbish surfers is one thing, banning them from a party because they’re girls is another.
If you do the math, only 6.9% of teachers would want to carry a gun. Some students would be somewhat scared of teachers that carried guns, which stops relationships from growing and turns schools into not so fun places. Ms. Woodmansee said “If I carry a gun in my classroom, I can no longer do my job appropriately, which involves building relationships.” Teachers need to be able to calmly do their job and shouldn’t be anxious or nervous while doing so. Ms. Woodmansee also said “If I 'm carrying a gun, I must now view everyone as a threat instead of building bridges with them. After all, I 'm a tiny woman, and I expect about half of my students to be capable of wrestling my gun away from me.” The guns teachers carry could be taken and turned against them, or used on the wrong people.
They also do not allow students to show any support for each other because they need a distraction free classroom. A 9 year old girl was not allowed to come to school because she shaved her head for a friend battling cancer. Kids are also getting sent home for wearing items related to their religion, in France, a 15 year old girl was sent home twice because she was wearing a skirt that was displaying her religion. In certain places, kids are not allowed to wear anything that promotes their religion (no crosses, no skullhats, no head scarves etc) Schools also go as far as embarrassing students for violating dress codes. Making them wear a “shame suit”, which usually is a mismatched outfit with words like “dress code violator”.
This is why I think child beauty pageants should be banned because they get sexualised and also their confidence/self-esteem will be lowered at such a young age. People are convinced that the contestants only turn up on the day and prepare on the day. However, this is not the case, because the contestants go to extreme lengths to win so they will prepare all year, this shows the pageants are being drummed into their brains 24/7. A two day rehearsal then takes place before the show to ensure that everything can go without a glitch. This is basically the theft of childhood, there is plenty of time as an adult to face this pressure without competing and failing at such a tender age.
Parents who enter their kids are condemned as attempting to experience their life, desire and need to feel wonderful and beautiful again through their kid, constraining their kid to perform under stage mum weight, to help them feel better about their lives. Other reactions incorporate constraining youngsters to wear make-up and improper outfit for children of that age. Children should be banned from participating in beauty pageants due to the psychological and physical abuse. Child beauty pageants are a form of psychological abuse and should be banned as a result. Parents forcing their children to participate child beauty pageants is obviously coming from dismal, over educated, upper middle class individuals who have never been inebriated by the spotlight.
Lizzy Benne Mrs.Ragusky 6th hour People think cheerleading isn't a sport, and girls and guys are just jumping around and screaming. There's more than that. There is tumbling, stunts, chants, and dances. Cheerleading takes time, training, and practice. People don't think cheerleading is a sport because it does not use a ball and it is too easy to even be considered.
That she must cover her skin so boys can be given a distraction free learning environment. Body shaming should never be allowed on school grounds, or anywhere. Every single day in my life I hear boys and girls calling other students names because of their weight. The word fat is not a bad word. My school should be a place where girls and boys can get away from that kind of harassment, not be exposed to it more.
Something I would have never gotten from gymnastics because it is not a team sport, no matter what other gymnasts say at the end of the day gymnasts are competing against each other. Cheer teams produce such a love and family atmosphere that it's addicting. I plan to continue cheering and I cannot wait to hopefully cheer in college. I am glad I had the gymnastics background and was able to recognize that I needed to give up gymnastics because you know what they say: when one door closes another one