If reality shows like Toddlers and Tiaras make your stomach turn, you'll be happy to hear there are a lot of people in the world who think beauty pageants for kids are messed up too! France's Senate has actually voted to ban child beauty pageants in their country.
Under the measure, which must still be approved by the lower house of parliament, organizing a child pageant would be completely prohibited, and anyone who enters a child under the age of 16 in a beauty contest would face as much as two years in prison and $40,000 in fines. The author of the amendment says she is fighting the "hypersexualization" of children.
The proposed ban was first brought to light after a 2010 Vogue photo shoot featuring pre-teen girls wearing heavy make-up, tight dresses, and high heels.
Three cheers for you France! If this bill passes the rest of the world might start thinking about the hypersexualization of little girls the same way you do – inappropriate and unnecessary.