Do you agree with parents who force their daughters to enter beauty contests?
Many parents(mothers) feel their daughters can fulfill their dreams by nurturing them to enter beauty contests, is this a correct way of introducing pageants to a young girl?
I don't believe parents should push their children into beauty pageants and contests, as it is usually done for selfish reasons. If the child wants to enter, then fine, be supportive; but from what I have seen the way they have to be made up and dressed is wholly inappropriate for their age.
No, I don't believe it is correct. I think it's one thing to introduce children to pageants (or even other extra curricular activities and sports), but a parent should never 'force' a child into doing something he/she doesn't want to do... especially if it is not necessary. I think many mothers who do force their daughters into beauty pageants are trying to live vicariously through them.
No I don't agree with it at all. I think children should remain children for as long as they can - there is plenty of time for them to make these decisions when they grow up.
It depends on the parent/daughter relationship. My parents would force me to summer camps, sewing competitions, singing and music lessons, etc. It was because they wanted me to have more extra activities. So eventually I caught on and was able to choose which activities I preferred. However, if a mother is just trying to re-live her youth and dream through her daughter, they don't deserve their daughters. And no, it shouldn't happen.
HELL NO! I do not agree with parents pushing or forcing their daughters to enter beauty contests! This practice by parents, mothers an fathers alike, robs the child of their innocent childhood, sexualizes the child to be an object rather than an individual human being. I do not understand how society can allow, no encourage this practice. It is the death of an indivual child. They are forced into what can oly be called a fancy form of sexual bondage. No, I cannot and will never agree to this practice. Let the little girl grow up and if she still likes beauty contests and wants to partake of them AFTER she becomes an adult then so be it. But let little girls alone and allow them to have and enjoy their childhood.
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