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Problems come when bodies change and brain development doesn’t keep up. Problems come when bodies change and brain development doesn’t keep up. Flickr/zebra404

Twelve going on 20: are girls reaching puberty earlier?

You just have to turn on the television or catch a glimpse of a magazine newsstand to see how girls are being thrust into adulthood earlier and earlier. But does biology match societal change? Are girls…
A “Pull the Pin” protest against the child beauty pageant in Melbourne on May 24, 2011. A “Pull the Pin” protest against the child beauty pageant in Melbourne on May 24, 2011. melbourneprotests.wordpress.com

Little miss innocent? Anxious adults await Australia’s first child beauty pageant

The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant, who brought us the television show Toddlers and Tiaras, is just days away from its inaugural Australian meeting in Melbourne, and there’s been a build-up of public…
Child beauty pageants must be banned. Child beauty pageants must be banned. Mot/flickr

The blight of bedazzled babies

There are very few things that should ever be allowed near a Bedazzler. Dolly Parton, maybe. WWE wrestlers, perhaps. But never ever children. While glitzed and vamped-up little girls absolutely offend…