Stereotypes In Beauty Pageants

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Beauty Pageants have done more harm to our society than good. Pageants are teaching little kids that being pretty is what matters. They are creating unhealthy habits that include eating disorders and struggles for perfection that often lead to depression. Kids have also lost their sense of innocence quickly because of the inappropriate things and the feeling of looking "older." Almost 2.5 million girls compete in beauty pageants every year. This is most definitely hurting our next generation.
First of all, these competitions are teaching little kids that being pretty is what matters in life. We should be raising strong girls that are confident in themselves. They are taught by their parents that being "fake" with makeup and spray tans are
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The competitions usually have cash prizes for the "Supreme" winner. Some also get scholarships for better education. Practicing and staying in shape for these Pageants teach young women with discipline and pride in their personal appearance.
But kids have also lost their sense of innocence quickly because of the inappropriate outfits they are required to wear for the judges to score them higher. By the things like putting extra pads in the butt and chest area, we are making the child feel like they are "older." When kids get put into the inappropriate costumes, make-up, and big, fake hair that should only be worn by adults, it is making these kids sexual, way before they actually should be.
For the kids that don’t have a say if they want to be in these pageants or not isn't right. Regardless of if the parents don’t think about their child's future or if they just want money. Most of the shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, are just about the parents exaggerating to get a crown with money, or even just their fifteen minutes of fame. Do you really want our next generation to be all about being perfect and

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