Beauty Pageants Exploitive or Not?

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GLENDRIANA CARDINEZ GLENDRIANA CARDINEZ Are beauty pageants exploitive ? Are beauty pageants exploitive ? Glendriana Cardinez Ms. Miller Government December 12, 2012 Are pageants exploitive? Child beauty pageants are exploitative, because they make children think that looks are everything. Beauty pageants are bad for society because they promote unhealthy attitudes towards women. Specifically, they encourage men to think of women simply as display objects rather than as real people. Entering young girls in beauty pageants is demeaning to their well-being because it leads them to the conclusion that physical beauty is the primary judge of their character, and that they are not beautiful without the extensive use of cosmetics and fancy clothing. A beauty pageant or beauty contest, is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests often incorporate personality, talent, and the question portion as the judges criteria them. The phrase almost invariably refers only to contests for women and girls. Children's beauty pageants mainly focus on beauty, gowns, sportswear modeling, talent, and personal interviews. Adult and teen pageants focus on makeup, hair and gowns, swimsuit modeling, and personal interviews. Possible awards include titles, tiaras or crowns, sashes, savings bonds, and cash prizes. Beauty pageants are exploitive; they have kids that prance around in skimpy outfits. These girls in pageants really don’t want to do pageants but there parents force them to do pageants. People may say that beauty pageants aren’t always about looks. The contestants are scored on beauty, personality, evening wear, athletic wear and over all perception of the contestant. Beauty contestant ages range from 2 years old to 60 years old. The fact that contestants lie about their beliefs in
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