Monday, August 1, 2011

[news] Child pageants harmful, the protesters say

While primary school-age girls are primped to compete in a beauty contest-style children, a mother Melbourne is offering parents another place to take the kids this weekend.

Mother of four children of Catherine Manning, founder of Pull The Pin - who demonstrated against the show on the steps of the Victorian Parliament in May - is calling for changes to legislation to set age limits in the sample.

He said that competitions like the one owned by Texas-based universal beauty pageant royalty, in which girls are tanned and waxed the pursuit of beauty, are harmful and should be banned for children under 16 years old.

She is inviting parents to bring their daughters to dress up in fairy tree in Fitzroy Gardens on Saturday to protest against the parade runs on Northcote City Hall from Friday to Saturday.

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