Topics: Beauty contest, Child beauty pageant, Self-esteem Pages: 3 (944 words) Published: January 2, 2013
Hello ladies and gentlemen welcome to my presentation, Today I will argue about the child beauty pageants. There are 2 approaches about these pageants some say that it shouldn’t be banned while others say that it should. I am with the second idea which says it should be banned. Firstly lets have a look at the main reasons of the ones who don’t want it to be banned and see if the reasons are really logical. 1: Pageants increase self-confidence

This is not the case,
A study has shown that, "(Although) many pageant parents attributed their daughters' higher self-esteem to pageantry, the high self-esteem was mostly true for girls who won the pageants. Not for the girls who lost the peagents. There are far better options for girls to develop confidence. Their second claim is that

2: Pageants are just like any other sport. 
This is not true.
Girls that play sport or do a craft can get a tutor, work hard at fine tuning their skills, or try out a new activity altogether. Beauty pageants are all about , 'beauty'. Beauty pageants do not encourage girls to value competence or skills; they teach that happiness is dependent upon how people judge them outwardly. Their third main reason is that

3: Little girls love to dress up
Pageant dressing-up is not at all equal to the regular childhood role-play games that I see children absorbed in. Pageants are concerned with comparison to others dress, hair, nails and make-up. Pageants push children into an adult world far too early. Girls learn that value lies not in the qualities of a character they may play, but in how that character looks.

And now lets have a look at my and many other people’s point of view which is with the idea of banning it. 1. The girls are too young to say no
"There are examples of young girls screaming in terror as their mothers approach them with spray cans," Australian lawmaker Anna Burke tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Clearly, pageants risk "the exploitation or potential exploitation of...
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