Child Beauty Contest Negative Effect

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This semester, we studied about “Little Miss Sunshine”, and in this movie, child beauty contest is one of the main topics. In Japan, child beauty contests are not so common. Of course there are many beauty contests for example, “Miss Universe”, “Miss Japan” and so on, but these are for over 18 years old, not for children.
It is thought that child beauty contest have negative effect to children. The winner of beauty contest is very thin and do make up really well, so many children do hard to become such person. Also children try to become adult. Parents of children try their children to become beauty, and want children to become proud. Some time, parents try children to attend child beauty contest not for their children, but for their name.
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There are not child beauty contests, but there are really similar things to them. It is entrance exam. In Japan, the competing of entrance exams is really hard, especially the entrance exam of university. This exam is very important for children and their parents. Like a beauty contest, parents often try hard to their children to enter famous and intelligent university. Entering such university is instructive for children, but some parents put a pressure on their children and force them to study hard to entering university. Some parents do it not for children but for their name. This situation is really similar to child beauty contest. However, this situation can be found other countries because entering university is very important thing in the…show more content…
First, in child beauty contest, beauty is important thing, so usually, mothers have strong rights to speak about it. On the other hand, in entrance exam, mostly both parents say their opinion to children. Second, most children do not have to, and also, although they want to, it is very difficult to attend child beauty contest. So almost every child live without thinking about beauty contest. On the other hand, many children have to have entrance exam, and most children have to study whether they have entrance exam or not. By this difference, it can be said that entrance exam can have more effect to children because it is very close thing to them. In Japan, many children go to clam school after school. Because of this, many children do not have much time to play with friend and to spend for their hobby. It is necessary for children to have free time, but in Japan, academic results are thought to be important, so many children are forced to study. Because of this situation, many children have
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