In 2010, French Vogue published the controversy photos of 10 year girl with over-adult appearance. This controversy pushed the French government to start to consider to ban children beauty competition up to 16 year old in September 2013. This law passed senate however it did not passed up to the president for its too high restriction and fees therefore, this law was rewrote. In January 2014, this law finally passed and ban the pageant competition for girls up to 13 years old with those justifications: “a government report warning it risked leading to the “hyper-sexualisation” of children” (the guardian) and “last year, the centre-right former sports minister Chantal Jouanno said: “Let us not make our girls believe from an early age that their only value is their appearance” (the telegraph).
Should other countries follow the France movement to ban those unappropriated children’s competitions?
Consider the French view on the issue.
Consider the American view on the French ban of beauty competition.
What is your opinion – how the pageant affect the girls “hyper-sexualisation”?