I am sure many of you saw this interview of a mom giving her 8 year old daughter Botox injections for her "wrinkles"
I sat disgusted, angry and I quite frankly wanted to shake that mother for even thinking that her daughter should undergo such a procedure. And for wrinkles? 8 year olds don't have wrinkles. And whoever told that mother that the little girl does have wrinkles should be removed from the pageant scene.
In fact, it is appearing more and more that the whole pageant world for little girls needs to be shut down. Period.
I love pageants. I competed in pageants. I have nothing against pageants.
However, when you begin to subject little girls to things such as fake teeth, fake hair, surgery, tanning, waxing...you have crossed the line.
Little girls need to be little girls. They should have unbleached hair that gets tangled. They should require baths and sweet kisses from their loving mommies, not a surgery to improve their "imperfections". They should be able to go outside and not feel insecure about how they might look to other people.
Look at what we are teaching our babies? You want to know why girls grow up insecure? Unsure of themselves? Unaware of how beautiful they really are? Unable to use their gifts without fear of failure or disapproval?
This is one of the many reasons why.
Shame on those who try to sexify little girls.
Moms...let's change this. And stand up for little girls. Let them be little.