France Votes to Ban Child Pageants

From “High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Pageants” (Susan Anderson)

Yes, famously libertine France has more common sense than America. These disgusting pedophilia pageants are just a slick, packaged form of child abuse orchestrated by narcissistic parents.

One of the more striking things about pageants is the predominance of flamboyantly homosexual men among the judges and advisers, dressing up little boys and girls like dolls and giving them extremely risque dances to perform. Very creepy. A healthy society doesn’t sexualize children.

France has decided that enough is enough:

Parliament in France has moved to ban child beauty pageants on the grounds that they promote the “hyper-sexualisation” of minors.

The Senate adopted the bill by 196 votes to 146 on Tuesday evening. It must now be passed by the National Assembly, before becoming law.

Organisers of such pageants may face a jail term of up to two years and a fine of 30,000 euros (£25,000; $40,000).

The measure was prompted by a row over a photo shoot in Vogue magazine.

The photos published in December 2010 showed a girl of 10 with two others, all three in heavy make-up and wearing tight dresses, high heels and expensive jewellery.

Vogue defended the pictures, saying they merely portrayed a common fantasy among young girls – to dress like their mother.

Parliament heard a report entitled Against Hyper-Sexualisation: A New Fight For Equality, which called for the ban on beauty competitions for the under-16s. It also recommended other measures, not included in the bill, including a ban on child-size adult clothing such as padded bras and high-heeled shoes.

“Let us not make our girls believe from a very young age that their worth is only judged by their appearance,” said the author of the report, former Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno.

Could such a ban pass here? I have my doubts due to our freedom to assemble, but certainly public events can be regulated. We don’t even let dog shows occur without some level of oversight.

 

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  • Gary Chapin

    Except for the left handed compliment to my beloved France … a great piece.

  • R. Matthews

    Short Answer probably its legal either under General Police Power or Child labor or interstate commerce. Freedom to assemble would only be absolutely applicable if no money changes hands. Will it Well a quick look at the nelson rating ought to tell you that. It’s got nothing to do with the gay agenda. When the lord said The love of money is the root of all evil he wasn’t joking


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