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I Dislike Little Girl Beauty Pageants

People who join this group, strongly dislike beauty pageants for little girls... 1,855 People

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    ... and tell me it doesn't break your heart when that little girl cries because the fake tan spray is too cold. I mean, really? Fake tan, fake teeth, a hairdo that looks like a big bowl of sauerkraut and tons of hairspray? At her age? I am a grown woman. I am naturally beautiful...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    I believe children should be told they are

    beautiful, before the harsh reality of society sets in. In reality we are told to be skinny but go to any extreme lengths to do so or be individuals and stay normal, we all should have at least a few memories of Happiness and unconditional love.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jan 25

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    Those poor little girls look like grown ***

    people just tiny. It's no wonder why there are sick people who prey on kids.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I was in beauty pageants

    when I was younger and I'm very happy I stopped doing them. I feel like beauty pageants are wastes of money for you to stand on a stage and get told whether or not you're the most beautiful. I have won more pageants than I lost but it's just not fun to me, and as a little girl...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Little Miss Sunshine

     That movie says it all. Little girl beauty pageants attract pedophiles.  Also, little girls don't need to grow up that fast and try to be more woman-like. They don't need to put on all that makeup. Its so unnatural.  Girls don't need the extra pressure to be...
    reset reset 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Porcelain Dolls

    A few weeks ago, my hometown hosted a little-girl pageant.  For a couple days, downtown crawled with fancy-suitcase carrying adults towing children with oddly blank stares. Honestly, those little girls were creepy!  They were stiff, too aware of their bodies for their ages.  I...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Jun 16, 2012

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    RrTrueAllMe RrTrueAllMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    How To Talk To Little Girls, By Lisa Bloom

    I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from my first impulse, which is to tell them how darn cute/ pretty/ beautiful/ well-dressed/ well-manicured/ well-coiffed they are.What's wrong with that? It's our culture's standard talking-to-little-girls...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    I believe every little girl is beautiful.

    They don't need pageants to be beautiful.
    morgaanrebeccca morgaanrebeccca 16-17, F Feb 11

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    It Is Just So Wrong

    First of all, that people would be evaluated based on their "beauty" I find objectionable. Young women can be extremely sensitive to issues of their confidence and self-worth. Beauty pageants reinforce the mistaken and dangerous belief that physical appearance is paramount, and...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 12 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    Let Little Girls Stay Little Girls

    They are weird and creepy. I loved having beautiful dresses when I was growing up but they were appropriate dresses for little girls and no one put make up on me and paraded me around in a provocative manner. That's just wrong to do. What is this doing to these children's...
    wheretheskymeetsthesea wheretheskymeetsthesea 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    Little Miss Sunshine, What A Brilliant Film :)

    I don't know much about these childhood beauty pageants. I loved little miss sunshine though, what a crazy film - its in my top ten. Of course these beauty pageants are facile for facile people, but if no one had ever created these things, then the film little miss sunshine...
    Rozriot Rozriot 41-45, F Oct 17, 2013

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    I think that its okay to put them in the

    pageants when they are babies because they don't really know whats going on, and if they are old enough to say that they want to do the pageants and they like doing it, but the moms that force their girls to do it against their will are wrong, Thats just mean. And the spray...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Creepy Much?

    Little girl beauty pageants and the parents who enter their girls into them are just a complete mystery to me. Oh, not to mention the double standards and hypocrisey of these ugly things ... yeah, that's right, I just called a beauty pageant ugly. And that's exactly what little...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F 20 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    Nauseating

    They teach children to be mindless,appearance-obsessed living dolls.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    Honey Boo Boo is the bomb!

    ! Wassup mama June!!! Shoutout, Haaay!!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Jan 12

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    In answering the question what do you think of

    moms who put their daughters into child beauty pageants my answer is JAIL! If you want your daughter to be shallow, conceited,self-centered,obsessed with things like beauty and money. You will continue to enter her in beauty contests. Which will teach her that only image matters...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    Probably the most disgusting thing I've ever

    seen on TV, next to Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, and Nancy Pelosi. In all seriousness, those shows should be ripped from the air and those parents should be ashamed.
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Let's face it, they're all little demons anyway

    there's no point in trying to make them cute. Also it's pedoey.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Children,not Tiny Adults

    I very much hate little girl beauty pageants.I cant decide wether i hate them more or less than when parents make there children at four and three go into the movie business or singing.I hate them all though not for me for the child.Four and five year olds there brains are still...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    This Is Just Wrong!

    Okay, this is just not right, I don't care what anyone else says, a 10 year girl wearing sexy dresses, make-up, heels and chicken fillets is quite frankly disturbing. Very disturbing. Children should not be sexed up like this, no wonder children are no longer acting like...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 23 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Now It's Going To Be A Reality Tv Show...

    I don't know how many of you have personally seen the advertisement on the TV, for those of you in the US, with the TLC network... Toddlers in Tiaras!Oh dear--my mother of course, watches TLC and during the break the commercial came on for the new pageant show that is coming on...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    They Rob Our Children Of Their Youth

    I fail to understand the attraction or purpose of Beauty Pageants for little girls. Little girls are perfect just being little girls.  There is a vile bastardization of their purity, innocence and youth by these warped adults having them dress up and behave as prostitots. ( And...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    I Dont...

    ...understand why parents would dress their daughters up like ******. Whats the point? Her face is caked with make up, performs a dumb talent and gets judged to see if she's good enough. That sends them a terrible message. Beauty pageants for little girls shouldnt exist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    I have so many views

    and thoughts about this. Sometimes I think it's okay and sometimes I think it's going too far. But I'm never one to accuse a parent of being a bad parent about it, or going into the streets and protesting about. People, just chill.When you see these pictures, your feelings start...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Watch The Film...

    Little miss sunshine... It says everything that needs be said about this topic and is a good laugh to boot!
    Beats69 Beats69 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Kills Innocence!!

    yes they kill the innocence of children.. making them appear like women!!! with all that make up and hair styles.. eewww they r not children aymore.. just little women :-s i think all kids are beautiful becoz of their innocence and the spiriti of childhood!!! they all seem cute...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2010

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    I think it is mean when those parents make

    they're kids do pageants. That kid might have different things they want to do, and they have a totally different mind than you. It's unfair!
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Come On, People.

    Personally, nothing against beauty pageants. It's just what the little desperate moms who project what they wanted in life onto their daughters make them into. Seriously. Those kids are spoiled, defiant, bratty, conceited, blah blah blah you get the point. Those should be...
    dontyouwish dontyouwish 13-15, F Dec 26, 2012

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    Seriously?

    I mean it's one thing if a little girl likes it...But to control everything she does in it? The way she walks the way she talks...I think it's ridiculous. It's a little girl for christ sakes... And to pressure a kid into doing it because it's what you want? She's not a freaking...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    I remember being one of these girls,

    I didn't turn out vain I turned out the opposite. The opposite is just as bad. Honestly my sister was in them to and she's completely fine so maybe it wasn't the pageants but I dislike the idea of them because It's too much, when I lost to my sister one year we barely looked at...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    She's just a child

    I greatly oppose this kind of manipulation. Children, girls for that reason, needs their time to spend their years as children. To play and act like children in their natural and pure ways. Not exposing them to competitions and rivalries according to how adults have selfishly...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Just Not Right.

    Thankfully these pageants are not big in Australia because I just think they are wrong on so many levels For one thing the make up, why on earth would a sane parent want their child done up in professional make-up is beyond me, my kids wear make-up applied the way kids should a...
    stillgrieving stillgrieving 41-45 5 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    Insane!!!

    I do not have words to describe how much I despise the parents who are into this kind of abuse.  Girls, especially of that age are not supposed to be on that kind of pressure.  For what so mommy can fulfill her deviant desire of success through her daughter. ...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    THEY ARE JUST KIDS

    I do dislike it, but there's a reason to it... They are little girls and by trying to work on their figure right from the age of 4, when they'll grow older they'll have a low self-esteem and researches show that it did make the small models insecure of their physique even when...
    Justatypicalperson Justatypicalperson 16-17, F Oct 6, 2013

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    So Sad To Me

    Something was just on TV about this.....o yeah - "Toddlers and Tiaras." Little tiny girls all dressed up in shorter dresses and more makeup than I would wear at 22!! On one of them, they said the little girl LOVES beauty pageants --- it sure didn't look like it! The little girl...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F Aug 31, 2011

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    I Have A Good Reason

    Well, I believe that beauty pageants should be for women and teenagers.  They just try to make the kids look more grown up.  It's not very natural.  They would be fine by me if the girls had less makeup on and looked, well, like kids.  It looks like the kids...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2009

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    Why? They Deystroyed My Niece, That's Why.

    Okay, so my bro and his girlfriend have a little girl, Ella, 7 y/o. She has a couple of problems with her behaviour (slight over-anxiety, dyslexic), but nothing that effects her normal life too much. However, she has entered many beauty pageants now, and has never won one, not...
    WowHottie WowHottie 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Dislike What They Have Become

    When I was younger we had beauty pageants in town, but when we went we were not all dressed up, we did not wear makeup or do our hair... the boys even showed up. Our parents just put what they put on us every day, we'd go up on stage and do something (or just stand awkwardly and...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling 18-21, F Jul 17, 2012

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    Little Girls Get The Wrong Idea!!

    I dislike pageants with a passion.Okay so first of all,if a little girl throws on makeup and a really expensive dress she's the most beautiful out of all the other girls?Why cant a little girl who has no make up on and is wearing a tshirt and jeans be just as beautiful?These...
    ImaSecret16 ImaSecret16 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Maybe It Depends On The Pagent ... I Don't Know

    Children are very impressionable. Pageants show them that looks and prizes are the most important thing. I think it does have an effect on children in that it may give them the idea that they have to look cute and pretty in order to be loved and accepted. Pageants also...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    One Homicide...

    ...i really wish i knew the details of is that of JonBenet Ramsey. I read the book about the botched investigation into her killing authored by retired detective Steve Thomas, who worked on the case, and the likely scenario he paints has Patsy Ramsey (who's since lost her life to...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    It's A Terrible Thing...

    In tv I saw plenty of programmes about litlle miss or small beauty queen.Personally I don't think it's a good idea to send your own children to that contest.Children should enjoy their childhood,time when they can be carefree and happy.I got impression it's their mothers fault...
    MissAgni MissAgni 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    Especially In Today's Image Conscious Time...

    What a dumb idea! Whoever created this little industry needs to be heavily counseled! These are the little secrets of 17 magazine. 12 year olds are reading these magazines, and the other part of this is the little girl beauty pageants... it's not right...
    thejurg31 thejurg31 41-45, M Sep 12, 2012

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    this is hilarious! because I used to be in

    beauty pageants when I was little! I just recently stopped but up until now, I had probably done over 100 pageants maybe. I disagree. I loved them! I think that they really helped me to mature into a young lady. then again, I'm from the south & pretty much everyone is in...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Pay Money To Be Judged.. Really??

    I dislike beauty pageants period, doesnt matter if its little girls or adult women. They focus pruely on outter beauty, they make this image that makes girls think that if they dont look like that they are not beautiful. All the winners are skinny, which makes thick girls think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24, 2012

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    Disgusting!!

    I know a woman who puts her kid into these pageants and it makes me wanna slap the stupid out of her. Her daughter has been doing these pageants for like 6 years now (I believe her daughter is about 7 or 8 now I haven't talked to her in a LONG time and most of it is because of...
    MommaJ1086 MommaJ1086 26-30, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Disturbing

    Just the photo of this group is a little creepy. Look at that girl, she looks like a little monster. I find it very disturbing that some people have made an event out of sexualizing small children. It is pedophilic and quite disgusting. But then of course in a field like...
    Jonnn Jonnn 18-21, M 6 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Sexualization

    These pageants seem to sexualize these children. When you have a female dress and act like a woman who is doing it to be provocative, it really comes across as sexualization. I'm sorry, but this is so wrong. This isn't what you do with children. Return them back to their status...
    ProvidentialParlance ProvidentialParlance 26-30, M 13 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    When we think of beauty pageants we tend to think of the society’s idea of perfect little girls competing to see who the judges think is the most beautiful. Also, we think of...
    Elge1 Elge1 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I grew up so... Loud. I was always the first to talk and last to shut up. I guess people never knew I was troubled because I wasn't quiet. Because I knew if I didn't talk, they'd...
    FrenchRotterdammer FrenchRotterdammer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Ok I didn't meet her today, but I met one little girl once and her name was Leilah. She had a fun personality and she was a sweet little girl. I visited her whenever I had time...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    The only man I love the most in this whole world is my father.I know I am 29 years old now but I'll always be daddy's little girl. He means the world to me. He lives his life for...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am a sissy little girl made to be by Daddy because I'm his little Sissy princess!
    PrettySissyBoiTG PrettySissyBoiTG 26-30, T 1 day ago

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    First off, I am shocked that E/P doesn't have far more poisonous twisted little girls in this group, But that being said, I believe members will have more than enough fun dealing...
    noconcerns noconcerns 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I absolutely love to get praise from my Daddy. Anytime he tells me I am his good little girl, my stomach just flips and I can't stop smiling. Only he can put that kind of goofy...
    ravensdusk ravensdusk 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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