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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Going Back to My Home Planet

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Injecting an eight year old girl with Botox to win a beauty pageant?

Goodbye Earthlings. I hope you make it as a species.

31 comments:

  1. I saw this story as well and it filled me with disgust. I blanch at people who get their babies ears pierced as well. How can people cause their own children such discomfort. My little lad has just had his childhood jabs and to see him distressed made my heart ache, I keep telling myself the symptoms of the disease they are preventing are much worse than the jab but to see him distressed was the worst.

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  2. Chibi Janine: What a world they left us on.

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  3. Well, she is no longer w/her mother, authorities took her away.. Mother did a good job brainwashing her...Did u hear the girl's comments? sad....

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  4. The responsible ones should be prosecuted. Poor girl!

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  5. KBF: Yes, I heard her comments. This one is the mother all the way.

    FanaticoUm: Agreed. On my planet, it sounds a lot like child abuse.

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  6. Ames: Yes. We live in a society where little children fall prey to those they love. A pity.

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  7. KB: That's the word I was looking for!

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  8. been a little out of the loop lately - and this is the first I've heard of this story. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. It's sort of like that disorder where the parent "makes" the kid sick so the parent can get attention... only its "beauty" instead.

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  9. did the mother actually administer the botox? or is there a doctor? and are they pressing charges against said doctor too?

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  10. Oh my...somebody please quick take that Mommy to the moon for a while!

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  11. OMG i haven't heard of this but don't get me started about what i think of those pageant's......have a good week, jj, dee ;-)

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  12. There are opportunities for sick parents everywhere, aren't there? I hate to think what the next level of weird parental behavior will be...

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  13. Robin: Definitely!

    CailinMarie: Sick, sick, sick. The mother administered it herself. She got it from Canada via mail.

    Karen: No. The moon is too close to my planet.

    Dee: I absolutely agree!

    'Yellow Rose' Jasmine: I spoke to a few adults today who wanted to know if the child consented!

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  14. I think it is a case of mothers trying to live vicariously through their little girls. They are on the same level as those who commit child abuse. They take away the ability to enjoy childhood and put a mental strain on children to be physically perfect. It is demeaning to the child, and disgusting to me.

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  15. Judie: I agree. It is somewhat like the father who never made it in sports pushing a non-athletic child to reach the dreams he never realized.

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  16. I missed this story. I must have already been on another planet.

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  17. Galen: Thank God. That's why I love you so much! I know on my planet all children are protected.

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  18. I saw that too!!! It made me SO sad; the indoctrination of little girls, to make them believe that they would need ANYTHING to improve on their priceless beauty is a dispicable thought. Shame on EVERYONE who believes and practices such horrible nonsense!!
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  19. Botox for an 8 year old?! Poor little girl!

    To Chibi Janine:
    In some cultures, piercing the ears of baby girls is acceptable and expected. When I learned that in other cultures it is more acceptable to make it a "choice," and make the girls wait until 16 (etc.), I thought THAT IS BARBARIC.

    Barbaric because most jewelry is for pierced ears. Barbaric because you do it in a shopping mall and not in a doctor's office. Barbaric because someone with no medical training is piercing your ears (and now other parts)!

    I had my ears pierced at two weeks old. My step grandbaby girl had hers done at two months. As for Botox, well, that is not done in any culture but sickness. Piercing ears? Best thing!

    Just to let you know....=)

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  20. Yeah... I'm ready to go with you...

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  21. The concept of culture can be used in the botox beauty pageant case. Beauty pageants are a micro culture that has appeared.

    One of the definitions of a culture :- The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group.

    I dislike this beauty pageant culture as I dislike the idea of making little children into 1) miniature adults
    2) using children to fulfill an adults lost dreams
    3) Loss of childhood.
    There are many more reasons I dislike this particular ideology but someone in the heart of that world would defend the practices of plastic surgery for their child's nose, slapping on make up and even injecting Botox (in extremes) as being in their culture it is acceptable and expected. As the mother in the case is quoted as saying Well the others are doing it.

    No matter who you are, you will have opinions about things, I was aware that in some cultures ear piercing young children is seen as the norm still does not stop me dis-liking it. There are many practices that appear in other cultures as well as the one I was brought up in that I dislike ie Circumcisions (especially female), forced burka wearing on women (some women do wear them by choice), forced marriages (was going to say arranged but they can work if both sides consent) Placing a child in mainstream education before 5. We are human we form our opinions based on the society around us and sometimes those within a society go against what is culturally deemed acceptable and normal.

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  22. Miriam: Maybe even more than shame. It seems to be abuse.

    A-M: Ah, cultural differences. I am happy to say I respect them all, provided no one suffers harm.

    Phoenix: I read you loud and clear.

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  23. Chibi Janine: Like I mentioned to Angeline-Marie, I respect all cultural differences. I don't have to like them all, but I do respect them, as long as no one suffers harm.

    I do agree with you on beauty pageants, because I think children can be harmed by parents satisfying their own lost dreams. I also do not believe human beings should be forced to do anything, except refrain from harming others. I don't know enough about mainstreaming children under five, so I'll sit back and listen.

    As for ear piercing, it is widely acceptable in many cultures and I have never heard of any harm coming from it, but I do respect everyone's opinions on the subject. My daughters had them pierced very young. I would not have allowed them to pierce other body parts because of potential harm. Interesting topic!

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  24. OK in the UK it is becoming more and more common place for young children to be placed in nursery care as many parents go to work, It's not a decision that I personally made and have managed to spend the early time with my son but the cultural swing now is that Nursery is the best place for a child once they reach 3 and a half even though by law a childs education is to begin at 5 (and even then it does not have to be in a school).

    I have said I'm not sending my child to nursery and the frowns, comments ect was a total surprise even from my own family. I hadn't realised how culturally entrenched the notion of a child can only learn in a school like environment. Sadly the nurserys even though they are play based are being subjected to the pressure to start formal teaching of topics rather than just letting children have fun, I can say this from my experiences as I have worked in a few.

    I don't condemn people for sending children to nursery some children do thrive in that environment and some parents really do not have a choice they need to work to put food on the table. But it does interest me that I am seen as the bad guy as I like the company of my little boy and think that he would learn what a tree is by touching, feeling and climbing one rather than a teacher telling him what one is.

    Don't get me wrong I see education as vitally important but the notion that people seem to get when I say I am not taking that route of mainstream education is I want my son to be ignorant.

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  25. Chibi Janine: I don't blame you. My wife and I did the same thing. Nursery school is common in the USA now as well. When my kids were small, I took on a second job so they could stay home with my wife. I feel strongly that what they learned from her in those formative years far outweighed what anyone could have taught them in a Nursery school.

    Of course, not everyone can afford to do that, and single parents are far more common today, so mainstream education is an answer. For me, it is not the best answer.

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  27. It is absolute madness .. I believe children should be allowed to be children. Why would any parent of sound mind wish a childhood like this for their child.
    I say let them play, climb trees, make mud pies, build go karts, make mistakes & be social with other children. Let them build their own personalities & express through providing experiences, what "THEY" like to do. Whether it be football, soccer, pottery, art, painting, ballet, music or cooking or any other area of interest. Let them build on their areas of interest & strengths because by doing that they will feel & experience success and most of all be happy. And isn't being happy the most important thing of all.
    The formative years for children are so, so important. They need to be loved & nurtured with patience, not injected with Bacteria & dressed up like a 30 year old!! How insane is that!!

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  28. Katherine: I absolutely agree. Some people try to re-live their lives through their children. That's okay if they let their kids be kids. They want them to be little time machines to their own past lives. I am sad for the little ones who are forced to endure that kind of childhood.

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