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children exploitation? Its events like this that assist in the 'human trafficiting'!!! What I dont understand is why CPS doesnt get involved in this?!




I disagree with the practice, but I think there are some far, far bigger issues involved than the fancy dress practices of westerners.
yes, i agree to a point. My biggest fear is the 'human trafficking' problem in this country. An event like this will draw in the attention of those terrible people!!
draw in the attention of...human traffickers? that you think will be lurking around the local middle school hosting a beauty pageant? Those kids have their stage-parents so stuck to them, it's not really likely that they will be swept away to be sold. Not downplaying the human trafficking issue, but pageants are not really prime spots to pick up kiddos from.
you should watch the movie, 'human trafficking'. You'll be surprise what you'll learn. Its a true story with all real fact of what happened, and I learned ALLOT from this movie!

from reading the synopsis, it doesn't appear that stage moms and pageants are fueling the industry. I get it that you are passionate about it and all, but I'm still not seeing the connection.
if you watch the movie, it will come to you. The connection I can reveal to you that comes from what I saw, is that there can be a predator that comes to those shows. They dont need to kidnap a child right there in public where they are being caught, they are smart. Some of these predators even have connections, that once they find a target they want, they WILL find out about them, where they live, all about them. Its when the competition is over and they all go home to their normal lives, if such a thing from a pageant such as this, is when the predator will strike.

Does that help at all?
using that logic, a predator can strike based on a multitude of things. They could see a child in a grocery store or a park or playing in their own yard and find out about them, where they live, etc.

I believe in being aware, but not living my life in fear of what might lurk around every corner.
i agree, but, you dont see children dressed like hookers and flaunting what only adults should flaunt, as these pageants do. I used to think they were the cutest things... these pageants used to be based on how 'cute' a little girl could look, nauturally AND based on a talent. Its just going too far now..in my opinion.
most pedophiles are not drawn to the 'adult' look on a child..they are drawn to the child look. Same with people who would steal a child for trafficking...they want the "child" look.

again, I do understand your concern and passion, but there are a lot of other places that predators lurk to find children.