Beauty Pageants I believe that beauty pageant are an ugly spectacle in which young women are judged based upon their looks and sometimes their “talents.” Often times these beauty pageants are extremely stressful on people and especially the younger children. The beauty pageants are made up of a bunch of fake girls who use many beauty products and aesthetics to make themselves look better. A lot of the time when young children it’s not because they want to it’s because their parent(s) want them to be and they have no choice. There is also tons of money that goes into beauty pageants and a contestant rarely sees much of it back. Beauty pageants for young children are an ugly spectacle.
Can anyone actually justify judging someone by their physical appearance? Although parents enjoy seeing their little girls in the spotlight all dolled up, most children don’t enjoy the pageant experience as much as the parents, and this vicarious living is dangerous, and the pageants have the capability of exploiting the children. Beauty pageants have a background of treating women disrespectfully and as if they are not equal. Women’s bodies are seen as objects of beauty as if we are just here to parade around for others. Today’s pageants are still set up in the same direction even for the youngest contests.
Unfortunately, the problem with young girls participating in glitz beauty pageants is that they are sadly being misguided. Glitz beauty pageants sexualize small children. Glitz beauty pageants exhibit “princesses by proxy.” Glitz beauty pageants sabotage young girls’ self-confidence. Furthermore, glitz beauty pageants are only harming young girls, not helping them. First of all, glitz beauty pageants sexualize small children.
Beauty pageants demand that competitors spend large amounts of money in synthetic enhancement. This is a poor focus for vulnerable girls and destroys the girls at a very young age. Beauty pageants convince girls that outer beauty is more important than inner beauty, which is totally a false claim. In this paper, we are going to talk about the pros and cons, whys and woes of pageants and if they are manipulative or valuable to kids. Even though that beauty pageants are a good way for girls to make friends.
With the media portraying girls sexualization in shows and pageants where they themselves dress the part, girls begin to believe sex and beauty are everything. This article helps claim that beauty pageants are inappropriate for younger children and truly reveals how people are pushin... ... middle of paper ... ...egatives of them with a good example the show “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Yap, Eve. "Dare to Strut." Straits Times (Singapore). 21 Apr.
Young girls should not participate in beauty pageants because they apply too much pressure by judging females based mostly on their physical appearance and can cost up to thousands of dollars. A growing hobby for ladies is pageantry, which consists of a contest that judges young girls on the ideal traits such as appearances and personalities. Beauty pageants
Even though some say pageants are just for fun, beauty pageants in America should be limited due to the emotional and physical stress that is being put on young girls. There are so many confidence issues teenagers have to go through but when one is placed into pageants from a young age, those issues of confidence are compounded beyond what is normal. “Pageants, particularly those designed for young children; focus primarily on appearance, attire and perceived cuteness” (Villines). These young girls, most of the time, are being forced to look and act a certain way by their parents. Whether a child is willingly participating in pageants, or is coerced by a parent to participate, they primary focus is on beauty and that means a parents focus is on beauty too.
The effects of seeing beautiful thin celebrities, models, and even athletes have negative effects on girls like eating disorders, poor self-image, and even getting plastic or cosmetic surgeries. The widespread images of thin actresses and models have harmed the self-image of girls and young women and encourage disorders (“Eating Disorders”). There should not be any encouragement for eating disorders; it can end up killing a person in just a few short years at least. Also, beauty pageants do not help either, they basically focus on a women’s attractiveness and nothing else. The pageants objectify woman creating a homogenous unachievable model of attractiveness that promotes poor self-image among girls (Beauty Pageants”).
If the child does not win the contest, they are forced to believe they have faults, which do not make them perfect. Instead of teaching girls to appreciate their fault for making them unique from everyone else. Beauty pageants promote an atmosphere that it is wrong to not be perfect. Most grade school girls are not concerned with self-image, until someone, points out their ears may be too big or they suffer some other imperfection. A four year old should not be told she is not as attractive as another girl.
There have been many arguments about the negative effects that beauty pageants bring to their contestants and to society. Many mothers of toddler contestants and adult contestants themselves spend more money on beauty pageants and preparing for beauty pageants than they do on education. Beauty pageants bring emotion and societal harm to their contestants. They should be stopped because they cause body dissatisfaction, self-esteem issues, and interfere with healthy child development.