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Re: “Really?

What is your source for "most girls and women in this country feel terrible about their bodies"? Take a survey of the girls who didn't win this particular contest and see if they are psychologically crushed for not having won and see if it's a big deal or not and report that please. It is not harmful if the girls going into it are self-confident and smart about the whole thing- a gift a good parent gives to their child.

Posted by J.D on 06/30/2011 at 1:18 PM

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1) Do you have any female children Ryan Burns? I can almost guarantee that they will want to play dress up and get all girlie at some point in their life no matter what you to try and make their life gender neutral...and it's really ,just for fun- they're not going to run to the toilet and make themselves throw up their toddler snacks or have lifelong issues as a result. 2) I know the most natural of girls up there and I can recall with two of them, on their wedding days getting all dressed up and got all girlie for the day, it was fun for them. 3) Is NCJ going to do a write up on the Fortuna Rodeo? I am sure there are pressures for males to be manly and ride bulls. Or, maybe they just want to, for fun. 4) Is anyone going to mention that parenting plays a HUGE role in these girls lives? If they have great parents who have given them inner strength and confidence and they enter a beauty contest, for fun, they will not be crushed if they don't win. 5) Keep in mind that this contest is a fundraiser for he arts, local businesses and for girls just having fun for a day. This is not the Miss USA pagaent, give it a rest. So winner gets to have a title, some cash and a little modeling gig...who cares? 6) Whose to say what is good or bad for people? This article is written in a way that suggests girls who like to dress up, get their hair done, wear make-up and jewelry are bad people. They are not and neither are the all natural girls, they are just girls making choices for what's best for them. It doesn't make one better than the other. I have also know those liberated women of humboldt county do drugs, sleep around and make poor choices. Where's that article? 7) A beauty contest does not mean the contestants are lacking any morals, integrity or ethics. For example, a pie eating contest at a local fair, could be just a pie eating contest for fun, is the NCJ going to do a huge write up about obesity and take it to unecessary levels as well? 8) I would prefer to go into a nice looking salon and get my hair done then a junky one. Comments in the article about the salon's interior design sound like a nice looking salon, stylish and a place where I would hope to get an equally stylish salon. *and to the comment about asking the grocer for comments- I agree with everything you said. Excellent points and made me laugh, thank you.

Posted by JD on 06/30/2011 at 12:11 PM

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