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Argument: Child beauty contests encourage girls to grow-up too fast

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"Child beauty pageants. Um, no." Lovelyish. January 15th, 2011: "My step-daughter has recently dabbled in makeup and her father and I refuse to let her wear anything but lip-smackers. She's eleven and already she's surrounded by kids in eyeliner. It's normal for little girls to want to grow up fast, but it's not normal to let them, let alone make a sport out of it. That kind of make-up is for women. That clothing in particular is for women. Ten cans of hairspray? For women. Why, why, why are mothers doing this to their little girls? Why do people watch it?"

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