Child Abuse: noun (chahyld uh-byoos)
1. The physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment of a child
Use in a sentence: A California Mom who injects her eight-year-old daughter with Botox to eliminate "wrinkles" is committing an act of child abuse.
And yet, Pageant Mom, Kerry Please-Don't-Reveal-My-Last-Name, is doing just that. Injecting botulinum toxin into her eight-year-old daughter's face (as well as waxing her pre-pubescent legs) on a regular basis to ensure that little Britney is always pageant ready.
"I'm a great mother... And nobody can tell me what I'm doing is wrong," says Kerry.
Oh really, now? Well, then, allow me:
Madam, what you are doing is WRONG.
Subjecting your eight-year-old daughter to botox and leg-waxing in the name of "beauty" is reprehensible, not to mention abusive. Eight-year-olds do not have wrinkles. Or need leg waxing. Or the shellacking, fake eyelashes, and tooth veneers so essential to these beauty pageants.
Can you imagine, Kerry, what your daughter will see when she looks in the mirror as a teenager? Or as a woman who has just given birth? If beauty means cosmetic procedures before one has even begun to reach puberty, what then? Breast implants at 16? Liposuction at 20? A face lift at 30? Congratulations, you've forever warped your daughter's body image and sense of self-worth.
A little girl is not an adult in a child-size body. Trying to rush her past her innocence using spiked heels and push-up bras is damaging enough. But injecting toxins into her face? That is off-the-charts insanity!
There is only one place this woman should be, and it is nowhere near her daughter.
Someone send this woman to jail.