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Child Pageants

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Started: 4/6/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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velazquezj2

Con

First round acceptance, definitions and clarifications.
Last round is reserved for summations, so no new arguments.
The rounds in between can range from arguments to rebuttals, etc.
I'd appreciate it if no rounds were forfeited, even if you do not need the full 5,000 characters to complete your argument for that round.
5 rounds, 5,000 characters, 12 hours for response.
Try to keep it clean and remember to attack my arguments, not me as a person as this is an assignment for class.

In this debate, I (Con) will be arguing against the beauty pageants* for children. Pro will argue the opposite.
By children, although anyone under the age of eighteen counts as a child, I will be mainly be referring to children under the age of thirteen, though I may mention an account of children in their low-teens.
The definition of a beauty contest is as follows - an assemblage of girls or women at which judges select the most beautiful —called also beauty pageant (1)**
These beauty pageants consist of several rounds, as does a debate. There can be an "evening wear" section, swimwear round, and a talent segment to these child pageants.
Because we are talking about children in this debates and not grown women, we can ignore the latter. I will be taking into account articles online, and things of the like. I may or may not mention anything about Toddlers & Tiaras (a television program on TLC) and will clarify that even though I know there is some editing done for entertainment, I do believe there are truths to the competitions, personalities and judging that occurs on the show.
*Beauty contests, beauty pageants and child pageants will be used interchangeably.
**Do not forget to cite your sources; it is plagiarism if you don't.
I await the challenger. Thank you for your cooperation and good luck.

Source
(1) Merriam-Webster Dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com...)
shamoo

Pro

I accept the pro position.
Debate Round No. 1
velazquezj2

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Debate Round No. 2
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shamoo

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Debate Round No. 3
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shamoo

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
velazquezj2

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