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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-11 11:10 PM
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10. The scariest (and saddest) show on TV.
I see the ads for Toddlers and Tiaras when I watch What Not To Wear and they are heart-breaking. You just ache for those little girls. The ad last week featured a father who "imagines himself on stage" when his toddler is on stage - dancing provocatively in stripper wear and stripper makeup. This week's ad featured a mother who proclaims "I am obsessed with the Miss America Pageant! That's the whole reason I wanted a little girl!" Wow. And the pageants are all a scam. I watched a documentary on these pageants a few years ago on A+E. The contestants pay big fees to participate. The parents spend thousands on costumes, dance lessons, and traveling. And these are not wealthy people. This is a very sad part of our culture - toddlers being judged on appearance by adults in a for profit business which counts on the low self esteem of the parents. Poor little girls. I hope there is a relative, neighbor, friend's mother, or teacher along the way who instills value in these girls beyond appearance.
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