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Today's Poll: 01/27/2015

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Ms. Universe 2015 aired this weekend and it prompted us to ask, do you think child beauty pageants have a positive or negative impact on young girls? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
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I never given it any thought
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There are some positive and negative impacts
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nikkitrax
on 01/27/15
I think it's more for the parents than the kids.
alwaysbecool
on 01/27/15
crazzy things
samf36
on 01/27/15
do not care.
ElliotFan
on 01/27/15
Max928 liked this  
Your grammatical errors drive me crazy. "I never given it any thought"? Really? What are they teaching kids in schools these days?
thekinetic
on 01/27/15
I think they should be outlawed as child abuse! They're really only for the worthless self centered mothers to live through the children they should have never had!
AmyLee78
on 01/27/15
Athree and 9 others liked this  
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bluela
on 01/27/15
I'm confused---do you think everything you dislike should be made illegal? There's no way pageants definitively cause harm, and many children find the hobby enjoyable. Why are you so dead-set against some fluffy pastime for kids? If it's the expense, as others have mentioned, there's a lot of other extremely expensive hobbies and ways to spend money on kids. Video game collections, horses, china dolls, whatever. Just because others think money and time should be spent in a certain fashion doesn't mean it should be forced upon everyone.
crayons123456
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 and 2 others liked this  
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shawnee37
on 01/27/15
honey boo boo is one of those shows that screams out to the rest of the world that Americans are all over weight and dumb.. scary stuff there...ugh
KELLYKATT
on 01/27/15
gag
IanNewYasha
on 01/27/15
jbromela liked this  
Also: Jon-Banay Ramsey...or however it's spelled...
chandanista
on 01/27/15
Don't watch 'em and my kids aren't in 'em so doesn't affect my kids. More people are turning away from conventional beauty standards. I'm surprised kid pageants are still a thing with how much everyone claims to hate them.
AQHAJess
on 01/27/15
I don't care for beauty pageants in particular what you seen on TV shows like toddlers and tiara's. However that being said my daughter competes in equine and rodeo pageants and I think those teach some good life skills. They expect these girls to be able to talk about themselves in front of groups of people and interview for judges. Its a far cry from the shallow beauty pageants.
Notthamomma
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 liked this  
There are many others areas of child mental development that can be worked on before practicing smooches and curtsy's.
Beth0081
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 liked this  
I wouldn't put child pageants in the same category as Miss Universe, etc. The Miss Universe pageants contestants are 18-27 and most likely decided to enter the pageants themselves, seeing as they are adults. Child pageants entrants are minors and are decided by parents, who often are vicariously living out some sort of lost dream through their children. Perhaps not always the case, but too often it is.
dauntlessgirl
on 01/27/15
A childs beauty pageant is just SICK! Thoshe kids look disgusting.
dauntlessgirl
on 01/27/15
Those*
albert1973310
on 01/27/15
FDF
shawnee37
on 01/27/15
I think it's great if THE CHILD likes it and is having a great time...some of the parents though take it to far and turn into raving lunitics! I don't watch these competitions and I'd be concerned about child predators if I had a daughter who wanted to do them...
BigBlackGrant
on 01/27/15
If the child is having fun I dont think it matters!! ANd as long as they not turning into a lil diva brat!!
Nicchess2008
on 01/27/15
What's wrong with celebrating beauty, strength or athleticism. Nothing really. If you do not want to participate in it , ignore it.
picklesthe24th
on 01/27/15
the world should first quit teaching them to be the man and let them be the girl. a beauty pageant is not nearly as bad as teaching them to be the man. let them keep some girl things and not have to become the man. if the world becomes one gender it will be a lot worse than it is now. for those of you who didn't know gender difference is more than body parts being different.
BRHF
on 01/27/15
It's a negative all the way, perhaps not for the child, but parents that "want" their child to be!!!!
Picklejuiceineye
on 01/27/15
suckitupanddeal liked this  
When you teach young girls, that only with makeup, teeth whitening and fake caps, and special clothes, and acting dumb and ditzy you are the cutest then yeah it's a bad thing.
Gnarbo
on 01/27/15
Swizzlenut liked this  
Those parents are the ones competing, not the kids.
crayons123456
on 01/27/15
savanuhh and 4 others liked this  
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debbcat
on 01/27/15
Tigras333 liked this  
Any moneythat is won does go toward a college fund. Just thought you should have the facts before spouting off.
luvubear2
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 and 1 others liked this  
the cost of the clothes is often more than the win
crayons123456
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 and 9 others liked this  
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TeaHerbMilkSoaps
on 01/27/15
I agree with you on that!
BlueJay21
on 01/27/15
Ewwww
TeaHerbMilkSoaps
on 01/27/15
KELLYKATT liked this  
The tens of thousands of dollars spent, and some parents throw away $100,000 or more on these pageants, costumes, lessons, etc., to win a prize that is a fraction of what they spend. If they put that money into an interest-bearing college fund, college would be fully paid by the time it's needed.
insouciant
on 01/27/15
I've heard that, "parents always know best." Make of that what you will.
TheSwagWorkerBee
on 01/27/15
Why don't they dress them up in video game costumes?
Auntof11
on 01/27/15
savanuhh liked this  
I have heard both ways. If my daughter were in a beauty pageant, I would want it won by HONESTLY not by how much can she look like a grown up!! Childhood innocence seems to be lost in some of these pageants.... But I do not watch them so I do not know the entire realm.... Just little that filters here and there...
elr201
on 01/27/15
what are these pageants teaching these impressionable girls about what is important in life???
picklesthe24th
on 01/27/15
TheSwagWorkerBee liked this  
Well most stuff tries to teach females of all ages to be the man. I don't think this is any worse
Planetearthtoys
on 01/27/15
KELLYKATT liked this  
stupidiest thing I have ever seen...
cab1087
on 01/27/15
Auntof11 liked this  
Depends on the parents it is just another type of competition so as long as the child is taught how to handle win/lose and parents encourage not dominate (same in all kid sports) it can be very good for them
neelielf
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 and 2 others liked this  
JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990 – December 25, 1996)
LittleOneMom
on 01/27/15
shawnee37 and 2 others liked this  
Child beauty pageants are borderline child pornography and child prostitution.
JeeMeeRay
on 01/27/15
Depends on the parents
qtbeauty
on 01/27/15
It's good for self esteem
debbcat
on 01/27/15
The only bad thing is some of the parents, and even though they are few it puts everyone else in a bad light
Briannasonaim
on 01/27/15
monicaaaa7 and 2 others liked this  
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crayons123456
on 01/27/15
If helping humanity and being a role model are the criteria, the Mother Teresa should be Miss Universe, not the former Miss Columbia.

Also, I think it's telling that the only "job" the girl you described could get was work with a pageant. Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy. Pffffttt.
majormanafemale
on 01/27/15
As with everything it has both it's positive and negatives. Wth way many parents treat children in them is probaly not something we should still be doing as adults are oft dummer then their children these days
JossWhedonGirl
on 01/27/15
insouciant and 2 others liked this  
I think the pageant itself is neither, it's the attitude people have about it that makes it one way or the other. I did beauty pageants as a young child and had a blast. When it stopped being fun, I quit. For me it was a positive experience, but I can easily see how it isn't for many others.
wataki2ymail
on 01/27/15
worldspirit liked this  
Their dolls..
worldspirit
on 01/27/15
lol
DannehGotSwagg
on 01/27/15
KELLYKATT and 2 others liked this  
I think those pageants are creepy. If I had a daughter I would forbid her to be put on display for every creepo to see.
worldspirit
on 01/27/15
agree
dabigeddie
on 01/27/15
worldspirit liked this  
I LOVE WOMEN. I spend so much money on them, they are the best!
worldspirit
on 01/27/15
I LOVE WOMEN. I spend so much money on them, they are the best!
LoveToSing
on 01/27/15
KELLYKATT and 2 others liked this  
what about ALL negative???
worldspirit
on 01/27/15
what about ALL negative???
Halie2004
on 01/27/15
worldspirit liked this  
beauty pageants in and of themselves are negative. While people say they show lots about the women like talent and intelligence. it is basically a month of women who have starved themselves and put themselves in unrealistic situations to become sex objects. Little kids doing the same thing Is enough to make someone want to do something horrible to protect the innocent children.
Adylure
on 01/27/15
swendyjill and 3 others liked this  
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tc28376
on 01/27/15
so if it was your kids that would be your answer????? you are not much of a parent!!!!!!!!!
DaddyEvil
on 01/27/15
Beauty pageants they compete in or beauty pageants they watch on TV? If it's ones they compete in, how young are we talking? The girls in Miss Universe are old enough to decide if that is the kind of lifestyle they want to lead. Young children, and even babies, on the other hand, who are put in these types of competitions by overzealous parents are not old enough to understand it or decide whether they truly like it or whether they just do it to please mommy/daddy.

If it's just from watching it on TV, then what impressionable child is watching that junk anyway? And what impressionable child's parents are allowing them to watch it?
Hollywood777
on 01/27/15
crayons123456 and 1 others liked this  
Let them be kids, not adults. Some parents just want to ride the gravy train.
Mida4
on 01/27/15
Since young girls often look up these "role" models, whatever these "role" models do, the young girls will follow, no matter how toxic it is.
Hooplahhollster
on 01/27/15
UbersMom and 4 others liked this  
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toshaburrell
on 01/27/15
I agree with you
Persona3Obsessed
on 01/27/15
Topken and 2 others liked this  
I don't care.
Persona3Obsessed
on 01/27/15
dabigeddie liked this  
I do not.
Persona3Obsessed
on 01/27/15
dabigeddie liked this  
At all.

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