Beauty Pageants Should Be Banned Essay

Beauty Pageants: Right or Wrong? Essay

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"Welcome to the world of spray tans, Tammy Faye makeup, big-hair wigs and swimsuit competitions. Miss America? Not exactly." (themomblog.ocregister.com) This is the reality to some children under the age of six in America. This is not the way childhood should be viewed or lived like. There are many different types of beauty pageants in today’s society. The ages range from three weeks old to eighteen years old. Beauty pageants make up a good part in our life, because we are always judging on looks and not what’s on the inside. Media outlets are continuously on these topics, also. “Television is peppered with reality shows that feature pint-sized beauty queens decked out in pricy gowns, full make up, and big hair.”…show more content…

Everyone has a different perception on what is considered beautiful. There aren’t set standards on what makes one pretty and what doesn’t make one pretty. This just makes an unrealistic expectation that if they aren’t thin, physically beautiful, or even perfect, then the judges will pick someone who is, in their eyes, beautiful. A small study made by psychologists in 2008 found that former beauty contestants have higher body dissatisfaction than people who weren’t in pageants. “Being a little Barbie doll says your body has to be a certain way and your hair has to be a certain way. In girls particularly, this can unleash a whole complex of destructive self-experiences that can lead to eating disorders and all kinds of body distortions in terms of body image.” (Minorcon.org/pageants) Pageants set unrealistic standards. Putting children into pageants sexualizes them into people they really aren’t. Adults come to pageants even if they don’t have kids participating, because they are usually free events. Some adults come to prey on young girls, knowing that their parents put them into revealing clothing. Parents enter kids into these competitions that engage in behaviors and practices involved with sexiness, like heavy make-up to show full lips, long eyelashes, and blushed cheeks, high heels, like a grown woman, and revealing outfits. These

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  • No. Just no.

    Toddler and tiaras is about pageants and crazy moms. Dance moms is about dance competitions and crazy moms. Both cases involve girls of all ages strutting around a stage with makeup. For dance its whatever the teacher puts you in, you wear. In pageants the parent choses what their kid wears. Yet you would ban beauty pageants and not dance competitions? Whats the difference??

  • Let vain people enjoy their vanity

    If you don't like beauty contests, I'm with you, but I don't think they should be banned or made illegal. It's people's choice. If someone wants to do it, let them try. Perhaps they will think differently afterward; perhaps not. In either case, it's their life and their choice. I wouldn't do it or watch it, but I wouldn't make it illegal for other people.

  • Why ban them?

    Even though I think beauty contests tend to bring out the selfish side of certain women, but it can also bring out the best in them. Beauty contests have been around for many, years, and alto of people tend to take them very seriously. I just don't see the point in banning them.

  • No, beauty contests should not be banned.

    It's likely not possible to completely ban beauty contests from being held, since there's nothing illegal about them. As a society, however, we could definitely change whether or not they're held, since advertisers will not sponsor them if they're not watched. People who don't agree with televised beauty contests simply should not watch them. If enough people avoided them, then they would eventually stop being broadcast, and perhaps even stop being held. But there's really no reasonable explanation to support banning them.

  • It should not be banned but increase the age limit for the kids pageants

    Beauty pageants are a platform for many young girls out there to showcase their talents and will become a spark for them to compete in the international stage .Thus making not only them proud but also their country .If their country actually wins it becomes self tourism publicity to the winning country showing the whole world that they create smart , beautiful and confident women who can showcase a whole country by themselves on the international stage

  • We have the right to be in them

    Beauty pageants are fun! Use Girls get to have are dreams of being a princess come true. It's not something that everyone can do, so why try and take that dream away from them? Most people don't get their dreams turned into a reality, but the ones who do, people shouldn't try and take that away from them.

  • Absolutely Not Right Now

    Children and parents have a choice of participating in child beauty pageants or contests. If we ban it, they won't have a choice at all. Most kids who do beauty pageants enjoy them and accept pageants as hobby's or jobs. Kids also learn valuable and important lessons in beauty pageants/contests like to always take pride in their appearances and losing isn't the end of the world. They can also win a lot of money or scholarships which can help during important stages like college and grad school.

  • I don’t think that beauty contests should ever be banned.



    I don’t think that beauty contests should ever be
    banned. Beauty contests and pageants
    make the world a much better place.
    There are many women that would have absolutely no purpose in life if
    they couldn’t enter beauty contests.
    Beauty contests can also make a lot of money for television stations and
    advertisers.


  • No. I do not believe that beauty contests should be banned.

    No. I do not believe that beauty contests should be banned, because there is no reason to ban them. Beauty contest are a hobby. There is nothing wrong with people taking care of themselves , and competing with others. There are too many things in our society to be concerned with. Beauty pageants are not one.of Them.

  • No they can be fun

    Beauty contests do not need to be banned. If done correctly they can be fun and up lifting. I think if they are for kids and too competitive they should be banned. For adults though it is a personal choice and you can be healthy and in a beauty contest.

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