21 Aug. 2006. 2 June 2009 This source discusses the anger of beauty pageants. Beauty pageants promote the sexualization of young girls and provide to those involved in pedophilia. Parents are the ones who are at fault for exposing and subjecting their daughters to the sexual use of beauty pageantry. I’m going to use this info to prove that Beauty pageants aren’t just for fun and games, that there child could be in danger .
They compete against other contestants for an award of money, pageant titles, trophies, and a big sparkly tiara. However I don't approve of the parents position to put their child through this, and how they treat their daughters throughout the competition. Not only are they exploiting their five-year-olds for their own personal gain, they are putting their child through so much misery to look beautiful. They live through their daughters fame and glory, and make their daughters look very high maintenance. The Toddlers and Tiara girls go through hours of make-up, to different hairstyles, and wearing big fake wigs.
It is okay to help teach your daughter proper behaviors for when in public (Saying “Yes ma’am, no ma’am”, Being aware of surroundings, not talking with mouth full, dress accordingly etc.) and encourage them to be a little bit competitive. Toddlers and Tiaras is a perfect example of what happens when mothers do not do this, or take it to the extreme. There are 5 year old girls up on stage in provocative outfits meant for women over their twenties. Research show most mothers enter their daughter into this pageant for bragging rights.
Have child beauty pageants gone too far? By Eva Rakel Jónsdóttir ENS 503 Verzlunarskóli Íslands Instructor: Kristín Norland October 2011 For nearly fifty years children have been subjected to the world of beauty pageants where they have been forced to behave as young adults rather than children. For some girls glamorous dresses, make-up, fake hair and sparkling tiaras are a typical dress up/fun day. For some girls this is reality. Traveling across the country and competing against hundreds of other girls is a part of their lives.
One begins to understand that his mom is pushing him for his own good and it is what is best for him. The other is pushed too hard and loses her self-confidence. Their mothers just want them to be able to succeed in life, because as children, Amy and Mark’s moms were uneducated and unhappy. In “Kaffir Boy” and “Two Kinds”, children are faced with high expectations to become educated and become something great, which challenge their relationships with their respected mothers. Throughout the stories the children are faced with the expectation to succeed.
Toddlers and Tiaras Toddlers and Tiaras is a reality show about the very competitive world of child pageants. The show follows families and their daughters as they compete in beauty pageants in hopes to win sparkly crowns, pageant titles, trophies, and money. Some of the children competing in these shows are as young as two years old. In no way are they old enough to decide for themselves whether or not they want to compete in these pageants, but their parents have made that decision for them. The parents of these young pageant girls force them to wear pounds of makeup, spray them with fake tanning spray, buy fake teeth to cover up their baby teeth, wax their eyebrows, and encourage them to eat very little so they can be as thin as possible.
How to Win Queen on Toddlers and Tiaras Toddlers and Tiaras is a show thats lets us see how the real pageant works for young girls. They show us all the crucial steps for becoming beautiful and winning Queen. So now I am going to let you in on the these tips and tricks to be on your way to beauty pagaent fame: First, you must be born from parents who are competitive and want money and would put you through anything just to get it. Then you go out and spend thousands of dollars on customs made costumes that are inappropriate for your age. But don't forget you'll need several different costumes because theres a talent, beauty and swimsuit category.
Wearing a short, blue, bodycon skirt, a crisp, white halter top, a pair of tall, black pleather boots, and a platinum blonde wig; the three year old strutted her stuff for the eager audience, her enthusiastic mother, and the millions watching at home. These are the types of scandalous acts that can ruin a child completely. Performing in beauty pageants can lead to “struggles with perfection, dieting, eating disorders and body image can take their toll in adulthood.” (Cartwright) The trails that come with the constant practicing and preparing for a contest can simply tear a child apart “tears, tantrums and fits frequently ensue with some adults mocking crying children. As result, child performers may believe that parental and/or adult love or approval are anchored to how perfectly they look or how well they ignite the stage with their presence.” (Cartwright) Hardly recognizable the tiny pageant princesses and princes bounce around the
The media works hard and goes to any extent when they attempt to gain capital in our capitalistic country. Take TLC’s (Television Learning Channel) popular program Toddlers and Tiaras as an example; this program promotes the use of makeup for “toddlers” in order to win a beauty pageant. This show is highly controversial because of the mothers that permit their children to use makeup at such a young age. Sherri Shepherd commented on the mothers who are
Fox Searchlight bought the rights to distribute the film at 2006 Sundance for $10.5 million! Directed by Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Michael Arndt, they produced a truly outstanding film, achieving over 30 Academy Awards and thousands of reviews claiming “Best Comedy Of 2006!” In the film “Little Miss Sunshine” Olive Hover (Abigail Breslin; My Sister's Keeper) is one of the main characters. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hover, a seven year old girl with one goal and one dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Although somewhat unrealistic, this is stereotypical of a young girl in America of this age, she is loving and adorable and unable to understand how unsuccessful she will be in winning the beauty pageant.