There’s the same old bandwagon again..and the same people jumping on it to shoot their mouths off but not actually DO anything about it!
These stories have been filtering over to us for some time now, usually from the States but it’s getting scarily more common here, about little girls being made up to look like 25 year olds. The excuse? It’s for a beauty pageant. Seriously?? How long did anyone really think it would take for this ridiculous behaviour of dressing our daughters up like dolls and suffocating them in make-up, false tans and hair extensions, to trickle over into their everyday life? There are 4 year olds out there who think it’s perfectly acceptable to wear blusher and lip gloss on a daily basis!
The latest outrage regarding this matter it is that now ‘mothers’ are giving their children, and I do mean children, not even teenagers….botox and boob jobs. As gifts! Hands up who’s actually surprised about this.
You must be kidding!
Why wasn’t this crap stopped way before now? Why the hell did it ever start?
Don’t get me wrong, we all find our own children the most beautiful creatures on earth….but taking them out to show them off in beauty pageants is obscene. That exhibitionist behaviour is about the parent putting their child through this horrific ordeal. It’s their insecurities, their need for praise or admiration. ‘Look my daughter won 1st place so I must be a wonderful parent right’? Wrong!!
I’ve read the articles, watched the tv documentaries and all you hear from the parents is that their children enjoy it and have fun so why not? Of course they enjoy it! What kids don’t enjoy dressing up and face-painting? They are innocents and have no clue what te effect on them will be when they’re older for this kind of conditioning.
Teaching them from day one – literally – that the way to succeed and go up in the world is through how they look. Even teaching them that they need to go up in the world or seek approval from complete strangers…this is incomprehensible to me. Once again it’s for the parents…’go be everything I wanted to be’, ‘go achieve all I wish I’d achieved’. Why can’t we just let them BE? Let them be happy and find their talents or strengths naturally by exploring and learning. Teach them how to be happy without stardom, huge mansions, flash cars. The pressure must be incredible for them. Thinking that they need these things to be happy because thats what mum and dad taught them.
We’re only here once. if we spend our short time here constantly striving for all these things we are taught are important things in life it’s going to be a miserable few years!