French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants | Fox News
In France, legislators moved to ban child beauty pageants on the grounds that they promote the "hyper-sexualization" of minors. A measure even proposes jail time and a fine for violators — including parents and organizers — who sponsor or encourage "access to these competitions" for anyone under age 16, the Associated Press reported.
French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants - USA TODAY
The French Senate believes that children, particularly girls, are being sexualised too early. Its response has been to vote for a ban child beauty pageants by 197-146. The suggested amendment to laws on women’s rights will now be sent to the national assembly so the ban has not yet fully passed. But if it does pass then anyone who enters a child, anyone under 16, to such a pageant would face fines of up to €30,000 and two years in prison.
That’s right: The French senate voted last night to outright ban child beauty pageants. I feel like maybe they’ve been watching too much Honey Boo Boo? Or not enough, depending on your perspective.