Standing up for young americans

THE FRENCH SAY AU REVOIR TO CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS

The Facts

  • This week, French lawmakers put a ban on judging children under the age of 16 on their physical appearance in beauty contests.
  • This is part of the new “equality bill” which also included legislation to tackle unequal pay, domestic violence and to encourage fathers to take parental leave.
  • As a means to combat the “hyper-sexualization” of young girls, anyone who tries to organize a pageant could get two years in jail and a fine of up to $40,000 American dollars.

Why We Should Care

  • Not only are child pageants creepy, but they promote a strict definition of beauty and cause our youth to miss out on the joys of being a kid.

Our Time Opinion

Ashton Kutcher said it best, “The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!”

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