Toddlers In Tiaras Analysis

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The effects and solutions on hypersexualization of young girls In the article “Toddlers in Tiaras” by Skip Hollandsworth, the author covered on the topic of precocious sexualization of young girls, especially toddlers who are competing in pageants. The author did not as to so much state his opinion on the topic but he quoted many other people of their opinions. As our society becoming more advanced, the media becomes more outraged. Television shows and advertisements are competing for the spot light. They are essentially aiming at the younger generation. However, the real problem we are facing is the way the media is portraying and defining what the “perfect” body image is. It goes as far as to having television shows such as “Toddlers and Tiaras” in which little girls are competing with each other to see who has the prettiest hair, who are most photogenic, and to see who …show more content…

““Now, market research studies have found nearly half of today’s 6- to 9-year-olds are already using lipsticks or lip gloss. Walmart launched a makeup line just for girls 8 to 12. Abercrombie and Fitch marketed a padded push-up bikini top for 8-year-olds. It’s easy to slam pageants, but maybe that’s because no one wants to deal with the bigger picture, which is the day-to-day sexualization of all our daughters.”” stated by Peggy Orenstein, an author and journalist in the article “Toddlers in Tiaras.” In other words, it is easy to aim at those young girls who participate in pageants and label them as being sexualized because of the time they are dolled up with makeup, fancy dresses, and big hairs. For that reason, we do not often think of all the other young girls. In fact, they are sexualizing themselves as well. Needless to say, today, the media is one of the largest contribution to a kid’s life as they grow up. For that reason, what they see in the media will essentially have an impact on their

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