OpinionChildren's beauty pageants are sick and disgusting.
      – Lola, 2009-10-12 at 03:47:11   (2 comments)

On 2009-10-12 at 11:56:40, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I'd say that some pageants are much, much worse than others. They're perhaps only slightly disturbing when the focus is on talent, and repulsive when the focus is on beauty and appearance. Of course you could say the same about adult pageants, where the assumption that adults aren't as susceptible to shallow manipulation is rather dubious. Of course adults can either have their ego boosted or their feelings hurt - it just isn't considered as life-changing as it would be for children.
On 2009-10-13 at 02:24:31, BorgClown wrote...
Completely agreed, nothing much to add.