Yesterday on the Associated Press, I noticed a tweet:
And then today I saw this tweet from NPR that’s a lot funnier than AP’s:
I just like the fact they used to describe the little kids as Honey Boo Boos. It’s too great.
But anyways, I was very surprised when I saw this kind of story. Out of all the other countries in the world, France is banning beauty pageants for young girls under the age of 16. The issue was brought up on a debate about women’s rights. The fine is ridiculous if the French find out if you’re up to snooping your kid through these pageants. The fine is up to $40,000. I know, right?
“The question of the hyper-sexualization is deeper in the United States than in France, but the levees are starting to fall. Before we are hit by the wave, the point is to say very clearly: ‘Not here.’”
I like that someone has finally approached this, especially with how women are treated within society. I personally do not like how there are little Honey Boo Boos flaunting themselves when they are just 5 or 6 years old. To me, it’s just not right. I think we’re sending the wrong message to kids.
What do you guys think about this? Should other countries look at this issue seriously?