France to ban child beauty pageants

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BBC: Parliament in France is moving to ban child beauty pageants for promoting hyper-sexualization of minors.

Organizers of such pageants may face a jail term of up to two years and a fine of 30,000 euros (£25,000; $40,000).

Parliament heard a report entitled Against Hyper-Sexualisation: A New Fight For Equality, which called for the ban on beauty competitions for the under-16s. It also recommended other measures, not included in the bill, including a ban on child-size adult clothing such as padded bras and high-heeled shoes.

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