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    There is nothing wrong with little girls wearing cute pink dresses and walking down a stage to perform a few adorable stunts or tricks. However, there is everything wrong when these actions could potentially lead to long term damages in young girls. And therein lies the problem with child beauty pageants. They have the potential to create long term issues for the many of the female children who are asked to participate in them. This is the stance that “Toddlers and Tiaras” takes regarding the issue of child beauty pageants; the author of the article, Skip Hollandsworth, asserts that “many psychologists believe that developmental and emotional problems can stem from pressure and value system that pageants embody” (493). Hollandsworth in his…

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    For many years child beauty pageants have been part of the American community, likely why so many parents think these pageants are appropriate for children. Today, approximately 5,000 beauty contests are being held annually across the nation, with about 250,000 participants (Casstevens). However, as the popularity of the pageant industry increases, fewer parents are questioning the safety of their children. Child beauty contests try to show the public that the girls are having fun dressing up as…

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    Beauty pageants have become a staple in American culture. Winners of pageants such as Miss America are icons, representations of the ideal woman, and positive role models for young girls. So society says. More recently, however, a new type of pageant has increased in popularity to the point of being considered a national phenomenon. These pageants are just as glitzy, and the competition is just as fierce; the only difference is that these contestants are the miniature model. They are child…

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    Are Beauty Pageants Beneficial To Little Girls? “Child beauty pageants have gained in popularity in recent years, currently more than 5,000 child beauty are held annually in the U.S. amounting to a $5 billion industry”(Children and Beauty Pageants). Beauty pageants were introduced to the American society in the 1920’s but didn’t begin until the 1960’s. The contestants receive money, crowns, and scholarships and, on top of that they also learn self-confidence. Even though there are benefits to…

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    Beauty pageants are viewed on television nationwide in America. It is a tradition for many pageant-based families. Researchers have stated in several ways how beauty pageants affect young viewers and people that are contestants. Beauty pageants affect the contestants by robbing them of their childhood, making the child self-conscious, and creating a false standard of beauty. The Pageant world annihilates childhood for each contestant. It forces the child to grow up too fast and skip a part…

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    Communication and author of award-winning “Fatlash! Food Police & the Fear of Thin,” reveals the perspective of the child beauty pageant craze as she was once a “Little Miss Pageant” Princess. Kataline explains how detrimental the pageant world was on herself and her relation to the world as many…

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    Oh, and don 't forget the stage and music, props.. an adult photo shoot? Nope, children 's pageants... childrens. All of that seems that it 's kind of not age appropriate for a young girl. All those things sound more appropriate for an adult, yes? Theoretically, your child is standing on stage in front of hundreds of people, not to forget, media too, in skimpy clothes.. first thought is why? A 3-year old was dressed as a prostitute from a movie (Baik 2). Why? Blank stares and wide mouths…

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    Child Beauty Pageants: Positive or Negative? Nick Sipes 8-16-16 The child beauty pageant, one of the most controversial topics in our modern day world. Some say they have positive benefits, such as improvements to social skills, whereas others say It is downright horrible for children to participate due to the drawbacks, such as immense cost. I stand with the cons of child beauty pageants for a variety of reasons. The number of bad seem to far outweigh the acclaimed “positive effects” on…

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    Beauty Contests don’t serve any purpose Beauty pageants became a part of American society in the 1920’s. Child beauty pageants began in the 1960’s. Approximately 250,000 children participate in child beauty pageants in 100 beauty pageants all over the U.S. A child as young as three may take a part in a beauty pageant. Parents today are the reason to beauty pageants for children. They put their children in front of the stage light to build up their confidence rather then distorting their…

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    Unfortunately, many child beauty pageant participants are pressured to look their best at multiple competitions, and particularly girls who have started at a very early age fall into a routine of being lectured about their looks. So with all the pressure on little girls to look perfect for the judges, girls can become agitated before, during, and after the competition if things go wrong with their appearance. Regrettably, as mothers constantly continue to pressure their daughters into physical…

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