Child Beauty Pageants: Are They Moral?

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Child Beauty Pageants: Are They Moral?

Lisa Allen


March 12, 2011
Ron Tatum

Child Beauty Pageants: Are They Moral?
They say that beauty comes from within but if this is true why do parents parade their young children around and make their five-year-olds dress, look, and act like they are 18 years old. Child beauty pageants are very upsetting. “It aggravates the average viewer because how can a parent put their child through that emotional roller coaster and get upset when they do not win; make up excuses on why their child did not win because heaven forbid their child has a flaw. Child beauty pageants are upsetting to the child also because if they do not win it is like the end of the world. They through fits act like complete brats, and they think that maybe their parents are lying to them because their parents tell them that they are beautiful but now the judges and other people who did not vote for them to win are saying in not so many words that they are ugly.” (Becky Adams, personal communication, March 12, 2011.) Something is wrong with this society that is absolutely frantic to the point of obsession about pedophilia so much so that it is to the point of parents passing their beliefs on to their children who most likely have no notion of it whatsoever and would rather be outside playing. Over half the population accepts this form of pedophilia as morally correct. They allow these children to prance around in barely anything at all and think that is cute. They think that it is cute when the child “flaunts” their body but yet the child is forced to in a way. An adult has the choice of wearing that provocative/reveling outfit and flaunt their body, but the child is “forced” to. They are only children and do not know any better. Why should they be paraded around like fools?

The parent continues the idea that this false idea of beauty is important in order to make it in today’s society. It...
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