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The French say no to child beauty pageants

France is taking a stand against the degrading of little girls but are they overreacting?

France bans beauty pageants

Finally someone is taking a stand against the madness that breeds shows like Toddlers & Tiaras and the spray tanning of little children. And if you know me, you'll know how much I hate Toddlers & Tiaras!

(Okay, I love-hate that show. It's like a car crash, I just HAVE to watch it and then I hate myself...)

Thankfully, French parents have come to their senses and have decided to take a stand against little girls taking part in beauty pageants, wearing padded bras or high heels. I guess Suri Cruise will have to watch what she wears if she ever visits France.

What has caused the sudden outrage you may wonder? More than a year after Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau posed in sexy clothing and high heels in the January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris, a French parliamentary report has surfaced.

Chantal Jouanno, the smart senator who authored the report, told Le Figaro newspaper that young girls were being disguised as sexual candy and that it was "contrary to the dignity of the human being." She also said it was a step backward for gender equality. Hear, hear! I couldn't agree more, senator Jouanno.

I'm excited about this development and couldn't be happier that a move towards protecting our kids and not selling them has been made. But what do you think?

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I guess the real question is: Do you think the rest of the world should follow in France's footsteps?
By: Robyn Addinall

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