"our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, July 16, 2012

dispose of your ugly children here

What a sad, sad world we are living in. 
Below i have the link to Melinda Tankard Reist's blog where she has posted her opinion piece in the Sunday Herald Sun regarding the child beauty pageants. 

This is a shocking piece of news and it's no longer something that is just going on in America, they have brought it right here to our doorsteps. 

How are these little girls going to have the chance of a "normal" upbringing when from the age of 5 they are bombarded with pressure to look a certain way. To compete against other little girls and to seduce the judges.

What is Australia going to look like in 20 years time when these girls are adults and their childhood sparkle days are over.
"an over-emphasis on looks and attractiveness leads to negative body image, distorted eating, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem". 

The pressure on girls to obtain a certain image is a big deal! it has serious life-threatening repercussions and unless adults start to take some responsibility for the healthy, positive upbringing of a child we unfortunately are going to be plagued with a generation of depressed, sick, tired, unmotivated, suicidal women who will then have children and continue the destructive cycle.

We are the only ones responsible, so we are the only ones who can make the change.

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