Child beauty pageants seem to be influential to the mind of the children, as it is associated with a lot of effects, like psychological effects, hypersexualization, etc. So, I believe their parents should not prey on their children and all of them should have the equal chance to discover their natural talents and abilities through play, similar to how their parents were treated when they were young. Their childhood should not be occupied with grilling in
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.
What type of person will these young girls grow up to be, when they are forced to change themselves in order to be accepted? Beauty pageants have a negative impact on female adolescents. Child beauty pageants overly expose children in inappropriate ways ruining their self images. Children are forced to dress inappropriately, wear fake nails and get spray tans which they are too young for. According to Martina m. Cartwright, who holds a PhD in nutritional science and Biomolecular chemistry, “The recent issue of French Vogue [August 2011] has sparked outrage for its photos of a ten-year old model lying in a sea animal print wearing a chest revealing gold dress, stilettos and heavy make up.
Even though a lot of factors are against but there’s always to sides for the same story. There are many positive benefits to the participation of these young girls in the pageants, like taking care of themselves, being confident, positive self-image , knowing what you want and gives you more opportunities. Amy Rigard, author of the article "Beauty Pageants Boost Self-esteem” tells of Andrea Smith’s story. Andrea was convinced to enter her first beauty pageant when she was 16. She was borderline anorexic and partook in self-harm by cutting herself.
We can 't confuse not shielding your children from reality and not treating them as fragile flowers with people who are just horrible parents and treat their kids as adults because they simply don 't care. From a distance, by Rose attempting to pursue her art career as opposed to finding a real job and getting money so she 'll be able to provide for her family seems like her showing her kids at a young age that money isn 't everything and you need to follow your heart. She is fooling both her children and readers as she just wants to do what 's best for her as opposed to what 's best for her family. Rose is a mother who doesn 't seem to care much about their kids livelihood. She decided to spend her entire day drawing and painting as opposed to finding a real job and providing for her children.
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
According to Jessica Statsky’s essay titled Children Need to Play, Not Compete, most children under the age of 12 do not need competition in sports. Claiming that organized sports are not “satisfying nor beneficial” for young children, Statsky expresses her concerns over a few issues. Supporting her thesis, Statsky discusses the negative physical and psychological effects of competitive sports. She further asserts that most children do not enjoy competition by citing a study about how most children would prefer to be on a losing team that allowed everyone to play rather than a winning team that may bench them due to performance. Also, she states ‘scorekeeping, league standings, and the drive to win bring(s) out the worst in adults’.
Not only that, child beauty pageants also send inappropriate messages to young girls about how they should act in society. This is because child beauty pageant contestants are taught that if you look pretty, you win prizes, you win in life. This results in developing their perception that being pretty with a cute attitude is the best thing in life. *For example, a girl named Daisey Mae was on Toddlers and Tiaras. She was eight years old and she said “Facial beauty is the most important thing in life.” This is exactly what I’m talking about.
Businesses and corporations are too obsessed with profit that they are willing to manipulate children into buying their product. It seems as if money outweighs ethics when it comes to advertisements. I believe that it is unethical because children are incapable of going out and buying products themselves. So, they turn to their parents and beg for toys until their parent buys it for them. One could argue and say that the parents don’t have to buy a toy for their child but the parent would be feeling guilty.
However, the author does not necessarily blame parents for being oppressive, as he writes that not even the parents in the poem knew that they denied the girl her freedom until the last refrain. The author merely wants the parents to learn this mistake and correct it because if not the youth will break free on their own. I believe that the author has a reasonable claim that parents should not force expectations onto a child if the child has its own aspirations. For example, if a parent tries to force traditional values on a more “modern” child, the child may then feel that the parents are old-fashioned, thus the parent cannot understand the child. For the author the correct course of action for the parent in such a case is for the parent to be selfless and set the child free.