Child Beauty Pageants

Child Beauty Pageants

Hours of hair and make up, wigs, false eyelashes, false teeth, spray tans, body waxing, sexualised dance moves and outfits, swimwear contests...for little girls?

Pitting young girls against each other in a competition based on physical appearance and performance is harmful to their well-being. Research on the sexualisation of children shows that reinforcing an emphasis on looks and attractiveness leads to negative body image, disordered eating, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Thanks for your willingness to speak out against child beauty pageant exploitation.

Take Action against Child Beauty Pageants

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Secret child beauty pageant held in Sydney

Collett Smart, child adolescent psychologist and educator reports on the child beauty pageant recently held in Sydney. Collett was invited by Today Tonight to give...

My week on Planet Pageant

Collett Smart, member of the Collective Shout team and child/adolescent psychotherapist has been actively campaigning against child beauty pageants.  She has written a number of...

Stop child beauty pageants in Australia

The national campaign against child beauty pageants has achieved significant traction so far. The campaign has raised awareness of the issue and encouraged concerned individuals...

Australia speaks out against child beauty pageants

Pull the Pin rallies held around the country a huge success Collective Shout has been active in supporting the Pull the Pin rallies against child...

Driving childhood out of children: corporate paedophilia’s systematic assault on kids

Sexualisation, violence, commercialisation, commodification: Right to Childhood conference hears evidence of harm to children From Melinda Tankard Reist's blog.The Right to Childhood conference last Friday...

Petition launched to stop US child beauty pageants in Australia

Calling on Federal Minister Peter Garrett and Victoria counterpart Wendy Lovell to intervene Collective Shout has initiated a petition in response to the news that...

Beauty standards no one can live up to

And women die for Two items this week highlight the urgent need for cultural change, a complete revolution.Unfortunately the word Revolution gets thrown around a...

Hours of hair and make up, wigs, false eyelashes, false teeth, spray tans, body waxing, sexualised dance moves and outfits, swimwear contests...for little girls?

Pitting young girls against each other in a competition based on physical appearance and performance is harmful to their well-being. Research on the sexualisation of children shows that reinforcing an emphasis on looks and attractiveness leads to negative body image, disordered eating, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Thanks for your willingness to speak out against child beauty pageant exploitation.


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