Dan and I were chatting about this a little bit in the car the other day and I realized that I should probably post about it.
One of the things that makes me the most upset is any parent who puts their little girl into pageants. I find it to be totally deplorable, sickening, disgusting and ridiculous, along with any other word you know of that resembles or has to do with vomit.
I mean, come on! Who wants their little girls to be so obsessed with the way they look? Being pretty, wearing SO much makeup, buying little pretty outfits.... it all makes me SICK.
I can't think of any better way to permanently fuck up your child's sense of beauty, self esteem and set of core values. I don't care if there are "talent" portions, or whatever else is involved. Little girls should NOT be put on display for beauty. What will this do to these children when they hit puberty? What kind of issues, eating disorders, social problems and mentalities are these parents setting these little girls up for? I want to punch someone.
Parents should be developing their children's minds, values, strength, health and hearts. Not their marketability.
All Diva Media did a blog about this, and the show "Little Beauties." I refuse to watch the show, but regardless... I share her sentiments exactly.