I was reading the recently released grand jury information on the Jon Benet Ramsey case. While there's no apparent DNA link between the parents and the murder, I must admit that I'm apt to be suspicious of the parents by the mere fact that they dressed their daughter up like an adult and had her parade around in front of others. I just fundamentally think there is something slightly sick about this.
What do you think of child beauty pageants?
"Living Dolls revealed that the child beauty pageant circuit is actually a subculture supporting a booming cottage industry—seamstresses, designers, makeup artists, hair stylists, false teeth molders, wig makers, photographers, pageant coaches, etc.—populated with homosexual men who were embraced by otherwise conservative, Southern families."
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I'm not interested in them, but I don't see it as a big deal. Many thousands of families have their children take part. That group of families probably includes no more or less sickos than any other group.
I mean I also have zero understanding of why you would have kids in a marching band, or take them on extreme sports trips, or to religious ceremonies where people speak in tongues. But these are all part of human culture so I figure it is none of my business.
I personally think there is no evidence that shows either parents was involved and we will probably never know one way or the other. Any more than we will know who caused 50% of the murders that occur in Chicago this year, including murdered kids who never get 1% of the media attention this child received.
I have never understood why any parent would want to dress their daughter up like a miniature porn star and parade her in front of a bunch of creepy older men to be "judged."
I completely agree. I can't understand it at all and it certainly isn't teaching these little girls to be valued for anything else.
I don't like the whole pageant scene for toddlers or very young girls. Something is creepy about putting all that make-up and provocative costuming on a child to parade her in a competition. I think that if it wasn't so extreme there might be some redeeming quality to pageants for young girls if it focused on performing abilities, poise, etiquette, speaking abilities, age-appropriate presentation, etc.
I wasn't in pageants until I was 16 and the whole self-esteem issue of comparing and competing was palatable then, as a teenager. So I can't imagine the impact these extreme pageants have on a little girl's psyche. It seems that the parents get more out of it, vicariously living their unfulfilled dreams through their daughters, most of whom don't have a choice.
Let me answer your question with another question, OP:
Is the Pope Catholic?
It is the same with kids in dance competitions. Many studios encourage scantily clad girls with tons of makeup. However, that seems more acceptable than beauty pageants for three year olds. My mother put me in a baby beauty contest, and I won. Lol.
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