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France is considering banning child beauty pageants. Should the U.S. do the same?

  1. Yes, for pre-teens
  2. Yes, for all minors
  3. No
 
 
 
 
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MarkHighwater

Sep-19-13 5:58 AM

How about a ugly baby contest instead?

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namexxx

Sep-19-13 7:03 AM

If you're looking for an explanation -- please know that Honey Boo Boo is still very popular in West Virginia.

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EarlyBird

Sep-19-13 7:51 AM

Pageants are a great way to separate the haves from the have nots. Grownups shouldn't do that to children.

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ZRider

Sep-19-13 8:43 AM

There is something a little disturbing about these pageants, but ban them? Enough of the big brother stuff already.

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SayWhat

Sep-19-13 12:11 PM

agreed Zrider. Should not be up to the government to dictate what activities parents and their children participate in. Yes, pageants can get mean and cause low self esteem for children who don't win or are not pretty enough. But the same can be said for sports. Many kids want to play sports and are not always good enough. They too can be ridiculed, yelled at, etc... but people would be outraged if someone suggested the government ban children's sports. I personally don't understand why anyone would put their children through pageants, but I guess if the parents and children enjoy it? So be it.

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OLDPASTOROZ

Sep-19-13 12:32 PM

I seriously doubt if some pre-school girl wakes up one morning and announces to her mother that because she is so beautiful, that she wants to dress up like a hooker and parade in front of adults in a suggestive way, so that she can show off her beauty.

More likely, some parent decides she wants to live her imaginary childhood through her daughter and forces the child to become a spectacle and take her childhood away from her.

Children who can not read, right or reason, are not capable of entering those "beauty pageants", a parent or guardian had to enter them.

Shame on the parents and the promoters.

Soon we may have a world populated with clones of Miley Cyrus.

Oy vey!

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OLDPASTOROZ

Sep-19-13 12:34 PM

That should have been "Write", not "right".

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MattRothchild

Sep-19-13 1:29 PM

meh

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MattRothchild

Sep-19-13 1:36 PM

I can do that too. Watch this...

I seriously doubt if some pre-school kid wakes up one morning and announces to their parents that because they are so athletically gifted, that she wants to dress up in a uniform, run around a playing surface, get violently clobbered, and parade around like they just won the Super Bowl so that they can show off their athletic prowess.

More likely, some parent decides they want to live their imaginary childhood through their child and forces the child to become a spectacle and take their childhood away from them.

Children who can not read, right or reason, are not capable of entering those "beauty pageants", a parent or guardian had to enter them.

Shame on the parents and the promoters.

Soon we may have a world populated with clones of Miley Cyrus.

Oy vey!

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namexxx

Sep-19-13 4:57 PM

Carpetbagger.

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locomotive

Sep-19-13 5:12 PM

Is "carpetbagger" now a pejorative term?

Would namexxx use it otherwise?

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