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08-06-11, 10:18 AM
This month, a company in Melbourne, Australia is lobbying for the right to hold a children's beauty pageant.
Stop these types of pageants from happening in Melbourne.» (http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AgLaG/zlw2/bc.PP)
Pitting young girls against each other in a competition based on hypersexualized physical appearance and performance is harmful to their well-being.
Psychologist Anna Wonderlich found "[a] significant association between childhood beauty pageant participation and increased body dissatisfaction, difficulty trusting interpersonal relationships, and greater impulsive behaviors."
Children's pageants can cause serious problems later in life. Help put a stop to these pageants and protect Australia's youth.» (http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AgLaG/zlw2/bc.PP)
Thanks for taking action!
08-06-11, 10:20 AM
They need to stop them everywhere. There is a show here called Toddlers in Tiaras. It is disgusting...these tiny little 2 y/o and up dressed like prostitutes. The make up is the worst. I do believe it is child abuse!
08-06-11, 02:08 PM
Someone posted an article on my FB page recently about the trend to dress little girls as sluts. I wish I had saved it; it had a powerful message about pushing sexuality on children.
08-06-11, 08:55 PM
People have really strange ideas about what is appropriate or not especially when it comes to girls. I’ve seen girls wear skirts or shorts that are really short to school and no one bats a lash; but my kid can wear jeans with a rip above the knee and I get the speech about dress codes. (Since she’s a part time student I don’t really care. I just fake a smile and say, “Oh, yea, ok, uh huh, right.”) Some schools have really old-fashioned dress codes and then you see their cheer leaders and think OMG. It looks like they got their uniforms from some sex fantasy shop – cropped tops, ultra minis, the whole shebang.
I think I'm glad that we have only grandsons.... As bad as they are, at least they are simple male children, not even remotely as complex as this.
IMO, I think dressing children up as adult bimbos is a total abomination. it's legalized kiddie porn, and there out to be a law against it.
08-07-11, 09:44 AM
You took the words right out of my mouth, bmc!
How did you get in there, anyway?
08-07-11, 07:18 PM
IMO a big part of the problem is the way adult women dress. If short, fitted, low-cut dresses with 5-inch pumps is acceptable in supposedly professional situations then it's not much of a leap for girls to wear clothes like that. I've watched politicians and journalists on TV having a discussion. Four men in suits and a woman in the typical female version of a suit sitting down. The woman's skirt rides up when she sits down and then she crosses her legs which makes it go higher. I can't take any of them seriously.
If you ever watch "What Not to Wear" the "experts" are always telling women they should wear clothes that show off their shape. I've never understood why men are expected to be covered to be considered well-dressed when women are not. Girls are simply following in the foot steps of women. Personally, I don't care if a person shows more of his/her body if they have a beautiful body (a rare thing indeed) and there is no double standard. But there is. I stumbled across a small article in a magazine telling women what is appropriate for a first date. They said women should not wear jeans, flats, a pony tail, a long-sleeve button down shirt, or go without makeup. Then they had a photo of what they thought was a good choice: short, fitted, sleeveless, low-cut red satin dress with high-heel red pumps, long curled hair, and full makeup with red lipstick. If I were a guy my brain would go straight to sex on sight.
08-07-11, 08:50 PM
...and don't get me started on Trinny and Suzanna.banghead
08-07-11, 10:12 PM
...and don't get me started on Trinny and Suzanna.banghead
Are these celebs? I have no idea...
08-07-11, 10:19 PM
Then they had a photo of what they thought was a good choice: short, fitted, sleeveless, low-cut red satin dress with high-heel red pumps, long curled hair, and full makeup with red lipstick. If I were a guy my brain would go straight to sex on sight.
On a first date? To what, a XXX movie? TBH, I can't think of a single event in the state of Maine for which that attire and level of makeup would be appropriate. If I were to appear like that, I predict with some assurance of accuracy that my date would turn and run in the opposite direction. As a matter of fact, I once owned a dress of that description. One of my aunts bought it for me when I was in high school. My parents never let me wear it but it went to college and then grad school in Chicago with me. I had any number of occasions to wear it in the City, but we're talking urban cocktail parties, Press Club events, chi-chi dinner dates and the like. Oh, and light on the makeup. Definitely NOT a first date item, even there, even then!
08-07-11, 10:33 PM
08-07-11, 10:52 PM
I didn't know who they were....good grief!
08-08-11, 01:28 AM
Re: Tinny and Susannah Wikipedia states "(they) did not actually like each other at first. They both perceived each other in negative ways: Woodall looked upon Constantine as if she was a as a stuck-up English aristocrat and Constantine saw Woodall as 'Eurotrash'."
That just speaks volumes, doesn't it? How can you coach others on dressing to impress when you can't even do it yourself?
08-08-11, 01:36 AM
When I saw the tiny red dress suggestion in the magazine I thought that the only time that might be appropriate would be a wedding anniversary date if the woman were young enough to pull it off.
highlander, what sort of wedding anniversaries do you go to where women pull their dresses off ? My wife only pulls hers off after we get home. Or do you mean ...
Arr arr arr Lab Doc.
This whole red dress description sounds like the kind of outfit that will get you some guaranteed action and zero respect.
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