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.
Jul 24, 2014
UPDATE: Pageant organisers re-brand to avoid criticism
May 24, 2013
The Ashmore State School Model Search for children as young as two will be held at a Family Fun Fair next month. Prizes include modelling...
Apr 24, 2013
Collective Shout's South Australian coordinator Nicole Jameson was interviewed along with Psychologist Collett Smart on Adelaide radio on the 23rd or April.
Jun 20, 2012
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...
Aug 03, 2011
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...
Jun 21, 2011
The national campaign against child beauty pageants has achieved significant traction so far.
May 27, 2011
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...
May 06, 2011
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...
Apr 01, 2011
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...
Sep 01, 2010
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...
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