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PETITION ALERT: Ban Child Beauty Pageants in Australia ! PLEASE SIGN !

Society & Culture  (tags: children, welfare, girls, beauty pageants, australia )

- 2449 days ago -
American- style beauty pageants which border on child abuse are being introduced in Australia. Let's make it clear that we do not want this. Beauty pageants are cruel, demeaning, and sexualising. Children need to be playing with their friends and family

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. (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 8:59 am

T. A. H (39)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 9:16 am
This picture says it all -- sexualizing children for the egos of their demented parents (usually Mums). We have this plague in the U.S. and it is dismissed as an aberration of the Southern Culture (one of many). I'd like to see in-depth interviews with adult women graduates of these freak shows and hear how the experience has affected them.

liz c (827)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 9:26 am

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 9:47 am
signed thank-you dearest Simone

MmAway M (504)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 10:03 am
Totally signed! Thank you Simone!

Saturday July 9, 2011, 10:14 am
Signed, thanks Simone.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 10:19 am
signed and noted,thanks

Alicia V (181)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:02 am
Signed and Noted.

Pat B (356)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:05 am
Thank you, Simone. This has always bothered me, seeing these little ones being displayed like that. All for their mamas. Signed.

. (1)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:07 am
Notred and signed. Thank you Simone.

Anna Borsey (66)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:35 am
Signed in a thrice! Noted.

My comments:
This is blatant child abuse! It is quite despicable and it is unethical of parents to force their little girls to ape adult women, sexualizing these girls many years before they have (or should have) any idea what this primping, posturing, painting and flaunting of their bodies is actually about. The whole thing is both vile and profoundly immoral!

Mandi T (393)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:39 am

beatrice d (124)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:41 am
signed. thank you Simone.

Constance F (418)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:52 am
So signed. How regressive, exploitive and abusive is this! No, we haven't come a long way.

Joan for Peace (441)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:16 pm
this is just asking for people to look at them different, that child has on more makeup than i ever wear. and the dances i have seen them do just shocking. thanks for posting , signed, tweeted and posted facebook

Ioney W (61)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:35 pm

Ruth M (841)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 2:50 pm
Signed. I think it is so disgusting how they treat these young girls. Let them have a childhood.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 5:19 pm
Disgusting. Signed, noted, thanks Simone.

Monica D (580)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 6:02 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 6:29 pm
What with all the Bisphenol A making girls go through puberty earlier, all the stupid magazines, and idiot mothers making their little girls engage in ridiculous activities such as this, the poor little kids won't have any childhood! Stop this now! Signed, noted, thanks Simone.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 6:57 pm
Thanks Simone. They should be banned everywhere as a form of child abuse.

Carole K (195)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 8:31 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Simone! A very unattractive American export indeed. I'm sorry; I wish we could just make it all go away everywhere!!!!

Regina P (67)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 9:18 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks

Peter L. (0)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 10:00 pm

Fran SiteIssues F (118)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 10:12 pm
Extremely disgusting and pathetic! Signed, noted and shared. Thanks, Simone.

Marzia F (31)
Saturday July 9, 2011, 11:48 pm
Noted and signed, thanks!

Sunday July 10, 2011, 12:53 am

. (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:10 am
signed and forwarded

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:50 am
Signed,thanks Simone.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:52 am
These girls are portrayed as adult woman, plastered with makeup, and usually have catwalk routines that border on stripping. From what I have watched, it is often the parents living their dreams of beauty or stardom through their children! It should be outlawed ~ just digusting. Signed and noted.

Mike M (43)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 4:09 am

Lillian Martin (1)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 5:27 am
Just another form of child abuse. End it now.

Hege Torset (43)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:02 am

Lindsay K (6)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:16 am
I agree - children need to learn about life by being children, and not by being paraded in front of ... just who, exactly???!!

. (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 9:13 am
n/s tks Simone

Danny M (83)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 9:15 am
Noted and already signed!

Dotti L (85)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 12:31 pm
Thank you Simone. Gladly signed and these pageants should be banned everywhere. Will never forget Jon Bonet Ramsey.

Pamela Wetzel (4)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:06 pm
Too much of this type exposure can end tragically .Remember Jon Bonet Ramsey. Let the child enjoy being a child. They'll learn to ebrace superficial tendancies soon enough!

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:19 pm
You Bet I signed this. Any Adult that has a mental problem cause they want their little Darling to look like the Queen of the universe is a sick person. Children are children and not Adult Barbie Dolls. Thank you Dotti. People should of learned from the jon Bonet Ramsey case that's still a mistery just like poor Caylee and her mother got off scott free of murdering her.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 1:46 pm
This is just food for child pornographers.I wonder if they make pint size blow up sex dolls? Creepy!! Any one ever see the movie "what ever happened to Baby Jane" with Betty Davis?

linda b (186)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:00 pm
Children should be allowed to be children, and not made up and paraded around for all sorts of pedophiles to ogle them . Shame on any parent that allows this, Signed thanks Simone

DORIS L (61)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:42 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 2:54 pm
Signed. This is child abuse and it is disgusting. There is something wrong with the parents who put their children through this.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 3:00 pm
signed thank you.i do not like these contest. they are cruel and mean.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 4:49 pm
Signed and shared.

Valjean O (23)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 5:38 pm
signed! sends bad message to other children

Susan S (187)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 6:31 pm
Signed and noted.

Star S. (54)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 6:34 pm
signed and noted, but it saddens me that we have got to the point as a society in Australia that when we come it comes to children, we need to ban this type of affair. Parents should no better. When you need a law or ban for something like this it doesn't say much for our society in Australia. We should not better!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 6:40 pm
Gladly signed. This should never be happening - it is just a way of making money out of children who have no say in the matter. Why are we following America - because that is where it all got started.....with JonBenet - the murdered 6 year old forced into the horrible charade of so called 'beauty pagentry. This sort of things encourages the paedophiles the world over to gratify their immoral urges.

Joy McRonald (168)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 6:43 pm
SIGNED.. All pageants should be stopped all over the world, It's child abuse..

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 7:06 pm
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:29 pm
signed and noted

Sue McGuey (106)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:52 pm
Noted, signed & shared!

Patricia E G (53)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 9:20 pm
Joy is right. We should start a petition to ban
child beauty pageants.
100 years from now, future societies will look
back on us and we will be judged harshly for
our lack of reasonable laws.

Nicholas Thibeault (2)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 11:02 pm
Disturbing! noted and signed.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 11:04 pm

Ruadha S (6)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 11:17 pm
We need petitions against every one of these child porno pagaents. I can't believe parents aren't aware they are making their daughters attractive to pedophiles.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday July 11, 2011, 1:10 am
I signed! Thanks Simone. Let children be children, they grow up quick enough & certainly do not need to be exploited publicly within society!

Yvonne F (181)
Monday July 11, 2011, 2:01 am
What an awful way of making money and on one's own children! Irresponsible parents because moeny is what it is about.

Alicia Nicholson (0)
Monday July 11, 2011, 3:10 am
signed this is a disgusting practice >.>

Sharon Balloch (127)
Monday July 11, 2011, 3:31 am
Sad that so many women have to live though their children.. and if the children want it and demand to be in that contest here is what I did with my children when they wanted something I did not agree with..I said NO sorry I do not think that is good for you.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday July 11, 2011, 3:42 am
Signed and noted thanks

Akin Adelakun (21)
Monday July 11, 2011, 4:01 am

Marilyn K (50)
Monday July 11, 2011, 7:04 am
This is not a game. These parents are giving these children a twisted comception of life. They are building a foundation not on education, personality, ability to interact socially and appreciate people for their individuality and what they have to offer. They will live life only for personal beauty which eventually fades and then they will have nothing to offer or fall back on and will distort life for their own children.

Alicia N (87)
Monday July 11, 2011, 11:07 am
Gladly signed! and this petition should be for all places that abuse any child, thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday July 11, 2011, 1:14 pm
done, tu...sick parents and I hate to think what the "little ladies" will grow up to be.

M B (62)
Monday July 11, 2011, 4:08 pm
Signed and noted. I'm against those ugly made "Barbies" and their parents. It should be forbidden. I wonder who comes to see's kind of pervert.

Shirley S (187)
Monday July 11, 2011, 7:15 pm
Noted & signed with pleasure. There is nothing NICER than seeing young children looking FRESH faced & beautiful as NATURE intended.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday July 11, 2011, 7:25 pm
Thank you Simone, Signed
Let them be children, peer pressure begins soon enough. This is just ignorant in my opinion

Mulitti Mosisa (5)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 1:23 am
i want to see children as children. their pretty faces are more beutiful than their mothers. to see achild likt the picture, makes me sick.

Andrew Butt (84)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 2:12 am
Signed and noted, thanks Simone.

Ioana B (132)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 2:25 am

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 4:14 am

Bracha Katz (31)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 5:21 am
It should be banned worldwide. Thanks Simone, signed

Jaclin S (230)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 1:18 pm
Thank you Simone for this post - noted, signed and shared on FB. EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN - absolutely shocking - parents are either using their children for monetary gain or trying to fulfill something that was missing in their younger lives - which I find IMHO so SAD!!! Children are not given to us to use, abuse, exploit - they are A GIFT TO US -

Kristin G. (2)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 3:17 pm

Dana W (9)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 9:34 am
noted and signed

Ira M (211)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:45 am
Signed and noted. Thank you!

SANDRA R (144)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:43 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Simone.

Elena Arutiunova (34)
Friday July 15, 2011, 12:02 am
Your signature has been delivered to: Minister for Youth Robyn McSweeney

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 8:41 am
Its insane...

Michela M (3964)
Friday September 16, 2011, 10:43 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela
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