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What a World!

What do you think of when I say: evening gowns, false eyelashes, hairpieces, nails, and makeup?

If you said five and six year olds, you would be right!

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The other night I watched my 1st and last episode of Toddlers and Tiara’s.

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Eeeewww! I can’t tell you how creepy it was. A bunch of little girls made up “hooker style”, parading around like little robotrons. These kids are drilled on how to WALK, how to SMILE for the judges, how to BLOW KISSES, and WAVE GOODBY. Oh yeah, and how to wiggle their hips occasionally – always a crowd pleaser. Sorry, it’s just WRONG!!

One little girl named Story (yeah – I said Story) was probably the “smoothest” kid there. According to her mom, they practice EVERY DAY.

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She has a permanent Katie Couric smile plastered on her face as she wow’s the judges. It was very reminiscent of clips I saw several years ago of Jon Benet Ramsey.

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Do we really want kids this young, focusing on their good looks and phony charisma? Is this the kind of shallow thinking we want to encourage? Really? What IS the contribution that beauty pageants make to the world anyway? I don’t even like beauty pageants for adults, but at least adults can make that decision for themselves. In the Miss America pageant, the winner gets a free education; something that truly IS of value! What do these kids get?

Come on you people out there. Let me know what YOU think of this stuff. As for me – it gives me the heebie-jeebies!! Blegh!

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4 Responses to “What a World!”

  1. Gail says:

    Beauty pageants are a huge peeve of mine, whether adult or child oriented. Any contest that focuses solely on outward beauty, whether painted on or inherited, is seriously flawed. It may teach poise and how to work a stage, which I can understand would give a girl confidence for public speaking, etc. But putting confidence in your looks is totally the wrong message because looks don’t last! I don’t care who you are. What happens when you lose your looks? Are you then no longer confident? Beauty pageants are just wrong, wrong, wrong - on so many levels.

  2. Administrator says:

    You’re preaching to the choir girl! You really should have seen it. It was so disgusting! How can parents do that to their little girls? I thought they were supposed to protect them, not pimp them out! Gosh - is that being too crass?

  3. Gail says:

    No, it’s not crass. They ARE pimping their children out and perhaps trying to capture something they missed in THEIR youth. It’s really disgusting.

  4. Simonn says:

    I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

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