To stand out from the other competitors, children are always taught to dance and pose provocatively or sensually by their parents. Also, they are required to wear revealing outfits to attract the public. All they required doing seem to be not suitable for their ages as their mental are unprepared for them. They should keep the innocence of childhood and growing up too early is just forcing them to face the reality. Back to the subject, early sexualization can cause negative effects across a variety of health domains.
Unfortunately, this is the sad truth when it comes to child beauty pageants. Child beauty pageants teach young children that, in order to be good enough, resorting to make-up and mature clothing fixes their self-image. Half of the time it’s their parents who make them do that. Young girls have feelings to, but no one listens to them. What type of person will these young girls grow up to be, when they are forced to change themselves in order to be accepted?
Imagine living in a world where life revolves around spray tans, botox, fake eyelashes, and young girls walk around in inappropriate outfits. Most girls are pressured to be perfect in the society of beauty pageants. Many of the children’s parents are making their children grow up too fast. These parents pressuring their children can lead to bad communication skills, as well as bad relationships. Children are focusing on their beauty and not their education, or relationships.
Also, “While you’d think pageant parents would know better, ugly rivalries between them often emerge in the competitive field. Instead of fostering a sense if camaraderie between the children, many moms target their child’s biggest competitor with gossip and criticism” (“4 Reasons to Keep Your Daughter Out of Children’s Beauty Pageants”). A child's biggest role model is their parents. So when kids see their mom being disrespectful and rude, they think that it’s okay to act this way. Overall, some people are under the impression that child beauty pageants are beneficial, but really they teach children to be too
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.
Roshlina Bajracharya(St119465) Sudeep Manandhar(St119553) Child beauty pageants: Aesthetics of Deception “Everyone is beautiful in their own way” seems to be an obsolete slogan for the children these days where as “The code to social hierarchy ladder is aesthetic beauty” is more into play. Children Beauty pageants today is a ritual for kids to testify their worth. Focus on aesthetics and sexuality has become synonymous to standards of value perception of beauty. Focusing on physique, make up, hair treatments has surpassed education, playfulness and innocence in defining child standards. We agree on the fact that beauty pageants are a way of boosting child’s confidence, exploring talents, promising and rewarding career with big cash prizes which
Disney has taken the well-intended morals out of tales with substance. In return Disney has offered relentless backlash towards the female race, making young girls everywhere self-conscious about what true beauty is. The youth are beginning to question the notion of beauty because they do not fit the stereotype of what they feel Disney is saying a princess is supposed to be. Looking at these tales as a standard of what love is supposed to be and what love should be is taking tolls on relationships. Marriages are failing and Disney is a prime suspect as to why.
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”.
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. Parents spend a lot of money on their children, and pressures from parents can be a stress for children.
In addition, children participating in these contests are largely forced by their mothers to participate and to make transformations with the aim of winning. This subjection, generates in children a disturbance in their personality and creates in them a wrong concept of beauty, as well as leaving aside important factors such as the intellect and personality. For this reason, beauty contests exploit their participants both physically and psychologically. More and more children are involved in beauty contests, "Children are the fastest growing segment of the beauty pageant market, with annual child competitions attracting approximately 3 million children, mostly girls, aged six months to 16, competing for crowns and cash. Babies, brought to the stage by their mothers, are commonplace, "said Schultz and Murphy (2017).