Should Beauty pageants be banned?

Yes:-

  • American Reality show –  Toddlers and Tiaras is a children beauty pageant show having girls aged between 3-10 years of age. Their families get so involved in this that they literally force their child to go for tanning beds and even botox injections for toning up their skin. Involving children in this dreadful custom taught them absolutely nothing and destroys the innocence of their childhood.
  • Young girls having a budding start to this beauty industry, mostly get too much involved in succeeding their career. With such obsession, they are easy targets of designers and managers at high post that they tend to take advantage of their innocence. Also, nowadays people are obsessed with their career growth that they become a victim of depression and anxiety at an early age.
  • Such competitions and beauty pageant have a very wrong influence on the emerging society as we all quickly follow the media trends. All this is basically sending the wrong message to our younger generation girls where they are made to understand that being perfect and pretty is extremely necessary. This would someday lead to erosion of life skills important for the kids.
  • Women these days, are ready to spend thousands of dollars on getting hair extensions, fake teeth, botox injections, body implants, spray tans, branded outfits and makeup products. This could be extremely expensive to afford and such expenses are never-ending.Cindy Jackson, a known television star. has a world record of 52 plastic surgeries done by her. Some women can even get addicted to such practices and then theirs no look back. This is the direct influence of society’s importance to beauty.

No:-

  • With contests such as Miss World or Miss Universe, it unites people with similar interests, sharing ideas with each other and providing a platform where they can finally show their talent and even make a career out of it. This field doesn’t necessarily required good physical features but also good intelligence, creative skills and innovation.
  • Apart from having flawless skin and a perfect body, contestants running for Miss Universe must have a lot of experience in social work that could be an NGO, orphanage, old age home etc. Miss Universe organization has been making many charitable contributions to the society. In order to win the competition, the participants are also judged on the amount of social work done by them and the number of people influenced by it.
  • It could be a huge platform for the feminine society to build their confidence in such competitions, crave for excellent public speaking skills and exceptional personality portrayed in front of the judges. Also, it indulges discipline in terms of diet, health, and fitness as they have to be physically perfect.
  • Beauty Pageant usually has great demand on the televisions and have huge cash prices and perks provided to the winner of the competition. For those, who are aspiring higher education in a renowned college or looking for money to support their families or fulfill their dreams, this offers a wonderful opportunity.

Conclusion:-

Entrepreneur Phineas Taylor Barnum was the first ever beauty pageant staged in America in the 19th century. After this, there was turning back to so many beauty events conducted worldwide. With time, it became an industry in itself and a lot of techniques are used to enhance the beauty of the fellow contestants.

It depends on person to person as few are a big fan of such pageant whereas rest of them have boycotted such shows right from the beginning. These contests are not only restricted to adults or females but also encouraging small children and men to come forward and participate. We can’t say whether beauty shows are good or bad, because not all will agree on what is good and what is bad. But as long as they do not create insecurities and low self esteem in young girls, beauy shows are harmless and entertaining.

 

Afterwords:- Do beauty shows empower women? or Do they degrade society? What is your opinion on this topic? Express your thoughts in the comment section below.


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