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 to speak out against the exploitative nature of what is essentially a child sexualisation pageant.
Activist groups have sprung up on Facebook and have attracted thousands of supporters. Australians Against Child Beauty Pageants was started by a concerned member of the public and is now administered by us. Pull the Pin (on beauty pageants for children) led a national rally against child beauty pageants on May 24 with the support of Collective Shout, our members, MP's and the broader community. There has been significant media interest and we have been asked to comment on an almost daily basis.
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 beauty pageants held around Australia on Tuesday. Some of our team were proud to host or speak at the rallies, which attracted national media attention on this important issue.
What has been remarkable about this campaign is the collaboration between various individuals and groups all working towards a common goal of seeing child beauty pageants become a thing of the past. All of us involved with this campaign have either been speaking out on camera, on radio and in news articles. It is very clear from the feedback that Australia does not want child beauty pageants here. Our little girls deserve better.
Collective Shout’s Collett Smart has written about her involvement with the Sydney Rally, as posted at FamilySmart.