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Negative Essay On Beauty Pageants, The Ugly In Beauty

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The Ugly in Beauty Beauty pageants have been a competition in society as long as anyone can remember, whether it is formal or informal. From one girl comparing herself to a magazine, judging another when changing in the locker room, or attending a full, all out, extravagant and official pageant; it is really all the same. In this case, the direct topic being discussed is if beauty pageants are exploitive for young girls. Considering the stories on the news and reality television shows that display the craziness of it all, it is safe to say that entering in any young girl to beauty pageants is a brutal way of raising a child and does not hold any positive benefits in the long term. To begin, let’s start with the opposition. Parents have claimed …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that beauty pageants have been a competition in society for as long as anyone can remember, whether it is formal or informal. the topic being discussed is if they are exploitive for young girls.
  • Concludes that beauty pageants are beneficial because of the way it may encourage one girl to meet other girls and build a community.
  • Opines that beauty contests have certain limits and could have long-term effects.
  • Concludes that beauty contests are an excuse to perpetuate exploitation, and professionals agree that it is totally unacceptable.
  • Opines that it is abusive and distasteful that a parent, knowing the pressures of life, would place their own daughter into an arena full of lies, superiority, bribing, superficial energy, and cut throat competitiveness.

However, beauty pageants could possibly be a wonderful thing because of the way it may encourage one girl to meet other girls and build a community. In other words, it is a way to overcome shyness. “If you feel shy, or just not confident in how you look, why not have a makeover?” (Wright) Seems like it is as simple as that to conclude why beauty pageants are beneficial, it claims to fix the biggest social issue in society; insecurity in oneself. Additionally, when young girls are going through different body types and stages of life, I believe I can speak for any girl and declare that girls become more body conscious through these times. “The number one of a million reasons to enter a beauty pageant is to build self-confidence. Take me, for example... You would never catch me talking in front of large crowds, or being social at all... until my Mom entered me in my first pageant amongst 213 girls! Talk about life changing! I walked away by being 4th runner-up and I was in awe of how much self-confidence I had gained in one weekend!” (Guerrero) Beauty pageants seem to be the

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