French moving to ban child beauty pageants: Should ..

The Minister for Children says she'll consider legislation to ban child beauty pageants in Ireland.
In France, legislators moved to ban child beauty pageants on the grounds that they promote the "hyper-sexualization" of minors. A measure even proposes jail time and a fine for violators — including parents and organizers — who sponsor or encourage "access to these competitions" for anyone under age 16, the Associated Press reported.
Parliament in France has moved to ban child beauty pageants on the grounds that they promote the
Afterwards, Vallaud-Belkacem suggested she might call for an amendment to control rather than ban the child beauty pageants when the bill is discussed in the lower house in the next few weeks. Ban child beauty pageants!!!!Banning child beauty pageants could well free their early years of this plight – which would be nice.A few days ago, France banned child beauty pageants, saying that they send the wrong message to little girls.
France is moving to ban child beauty pageants saying they promote the "€œhyper-sexualization of minors€." Are they right? Should the United States look at banning child beauty pageants as well? Jane Velez-Mitchell debates it with a former pageant mom and a panel of experts. For more information please visit In December last year St. Petersburg legislator Vitaly Milonov, known for his staunch anti-gay stance,announced his intention to press for a ban on child beauty pageants in the city. Milonov’s yet unfinished bill will apparently allow participation in beauty pageants only from the age of sixteen. Breaking the rule would be the responsibility of event organizers and of the participants’ parents.France’s Parliament has moved to ban child beauty pageants on the basis that they promote “hyper-sexualization” of minors. The Senate adopted the bill 196 votes to 146 on Tuesday. It will have to pass the National Assembly before becoming law. In December last year St. Petersburg legislator Vitaly Milonov, known for his staunch anti-gay stance,announced his intention to press for a ban on child beauty pageants in the city. Milonov’s yet unfinished bill will apparently allow participation in beauty pageants only from the age of sixteen. Breaking the rule would be the responsibility of event organizers and of the participants’ parents.The French Senate believes that children, particularly girls, are being sexualised too early. Its response has been to vote for a ban child beauty pageants by 197-146. The suggested amendment to laws on women’s rights will now be sent to the national assembly so the ban has not yet fully passed. But if it does pass then anyone who enters a child, anyone under 16, to such a pageant would face fines of up to €30,000 and two years in prison.The French Senate a far-reaching ban on child beauty pageants Tuesday after a debate that saw the author of the measure, Chantal Jouanno, tell her fellow Senators that a male contest organizer once told her there were no equivalent pageants for boys because “boys would not lower themselves like that.”France is moving to ban child beauty pageants saying they promote the "€œhyper-sexualization of minors€." Are they right? Should the United States look at banning child beauty pageants as well? Jane Velez-Mitchell debates it with a former pageant mom and a panel of experts. For more information please visit Melinda Tankard Reist, co-founder of the lobby group Collective Shout, which is organising the petition to ban child beauty pageants, said presenting children in such a way was tantamount to child abuse.