The upper house of French Parliament voted in favor of banning child beauty pageants (for contestants under 16) as part of a larger bill on women’s rights. The proposal is that anyone found organizing a child beauty pageant would face prison charges and fines of up to $40,000.
Legislators argue that these child pageants negatively influence girls’ body image and sense of self-worth. The hypersexualization of children has sparked controversy in French media before, after a 10-year old was dressed provocatively in a 2010 Vogue spread sparking a dialogue about this very issue.
Similarly, there has been discussion of putting a health warning on heavily photoshopped images in a campaign against eating disorders.
Will the initiatives taken in France start a ripple effect in other countries? Should it be illegal or is this part of freedom of expression?
Meanwhile, The American “glitz” or child pageant industry, including famed “Honey Boo Boo,” is a 5 Billion dollar industry.
What a world.
photo (Little Miss sunshine)
I can’t stand this shit. I cannot fucking stand it.
For one thing, I am 99.9% sure that the rule right there applies to LaVeyan Satanism, which to my knowledge is an atheistic group/religion?. A-the-is-tic.
And for another thing, are you kidding? Are you fuuuucking kidding?
Jesus says avoid sexual immorality.
You know what’s pretty sexually immoral?
HE ALSO SAYS AVOID HURTING PEOPLE. TREAT PEOPLE WELL. PAUL CALLS OUT THE RAPE OF MALE PROSTITUTES AND YOUNG BOYS IN ROME AND SO ON.
JUST BECAUSE IT ISN’T IN THE FIRST TEN RULES OF THE GAME DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T THERE.
Seriously please stop trying to be fucking edgy because it’s not cute. People of every religion do fucked up shit and any form of Satanism is no exception. Christians have done some DUMB AND AWFUL AS FUCK shit and they sTiLl Do (i dONT KNOW WHY) but that doesn’t mean Satanism is rainbows and flowers because they have their share of hefty shit too. Cut it out.
“Play a C next to a C# and it’ll probably sound horrible to you. You might even call it wrong or bad. The sound goes to war with itself. It clashes. But take the C up an octave, and it becomes a major seventh. One of the most beautiful chords. It’s almost too nice sounding. When we see something bad or awful, maybe we’re just looking at in the wrong octave. We just need to change our perspective a little. Countries all over the world build bombs with the goal of hurting people, instilling fear, and killing, to prove a point. To try and change your perspective about an idea. Governments everywhere even bless their bombs for this purpose. Maybe we need a different kind of bomb. Maybe a bomb that makes people love you. Maybe a cupid bomb. I believe we already have it, and it’s called music. Every country has their own version of it and it works. It changes your viewpoint by bringing each other together. And you don’t even have to know a thing about it to get it. And in the end maybe all you really did was change the octave. Music is a language, a lifestyle, and it could just save the world.”