I received an e-mail the other day, with faces of small little girls between the ages of maybe 3 and 6. All are very beautiful. All wearing make-up and of course their hair has been done by stylists.
Most of you will be familiar with the beauty pageants that are held across America, especially for little girls.
I am of the opinion that beauty contests are blown up out of proportion. They do more harm than good and that little girls are put under unecessary stress to perform in these contests. I think the competition reached a ridiculous level.
Little girls can't just be little girls anymore. Their mothers are to blame, and I feel that they do in many cases pressure their children into participation. Some little girls even develop eating disorders.
1. What is the value of a beauty contest for children of that age?
2. Do you feel they learn anything from these pageants?
3. Has the level of competition not raised rediculous levels in your opinion?
I am looking for someone who will make me believe that there is in fact a good reason for having contests like this.