Beauty Pageants; Not Good for Women A stage full of dolled-up or Barbie-like with their fabulous gowns or dresses, or swimsuits being worn, walk that stage flashing a million dollar smile on their faces with all the poise and projection, judges eyeing them, an audience applauding and with their parents cheering for them at the corner. That would be a typical beauty pageant scene. Basically, beauty pageant is an assemblage of women at which judges select the most beautiful. Beauty pageants are mainly divided into categories such as the talent portion, the modeling portion, and the personal interview or the question and answer portion. Beauty pageants winners are so-called Beauty queens and awards for this beauty contest include titles, tiaras
Children are focusing on their beauty and not their education, or relationships. Beauty pageants have a negative effect on female adolescents, because of low self esteem, children growing up too fast, and beauty enhancements performed on young girls. Self esteem and and bad relationships are effects on girls from participating in beauty pageants. Many young girls are also taught that they’re beauty is the most important thing. Furthermore many young girls have low self esteem from watching and competing in beauty pageants.
The media plays a huge role in informing children on how to behave. Hollywood as an industry has a history of sexism. Movies may often have limited female roles, or show girls to be docile and subservient. The “Disney princess” phenomena arguably encourages young girls to be overly concerned with their appearances and, sadly, not much else. Young girls may grow up watching popular Disney animated features, such as Cinderella, which center on female protagonists who are obedient, passive, domesticated, and accept the status quo.
Once upon a time stirs memories…… Angela carter’s second novel “The Magic ToyShop” is a large spread of mythology, fairy tales, feminity, sexuality and reality. The protagonist of the novel Melanie, like every little girl dreams and fantasizes about herself. Her dreams twined with her fate, walks her through her destiny. The novel commences with Melanie’s desire to wear her mother’s wedding dress. Her desire and curiosity to feel like a woman, to feel like a naughty little princess, this episode ends up with her mistakenly destroying her mother precious wedding dress.
Germany saw the first introduction of Barbie doll in 1959, and is now being manufactured on a worldwide scale. Although playing with Barbie dolls is extremely vital for the girls’ creativity and motivation, these dolls are in fact just vicious antagonists recruiting small girls, foraying their minds to conquer it. Many parents sprint at the malls every occasion to get to their little sweet girls the prettiest doll ever “Barbie”. And the sad truth is that those parents don’t know that instead of bringing luxury and happiness to their girls they are brining loads of drastic impacts that will destroy their daughters physically and mentally. This article is a scream to wake parents up “DON’T BUY BARBIE DOLLS”.
The main issue is that underage beauty pageantry can have a negative impact in a child 's life. Although the life of a child beauty pageant star may seem all glitz and glamour, these actions could possibly endanger the child. The Children’s Bureau has defined child abuse as two ways “any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation” and “an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm”. Previous studies show the psychological issues children develop who were in beauty pageants. Throughout the show of Toddlers and Tiaras, the viewer can see the "bratty" behavior the children have during the competition.
That is, more and more commercials are directed to children and define the proper place in the society for girls and boys. Girls are shown as babysitters nursing or dressing dolls (Barbie, the most famous doll), whereas boys do sports or play computer games. However, children are even more affected by children's films. Disney films about princesses are the ideal example, as they were, and still are, very popular with young girls and extremely profitable. Nonetheless, these films are great sources of stereotypes.
In addition, children participating in these contests are largely forced by their mothers to participate and to make transformations with the aim of winning. This subjection, generates in children a disturbance in their personality and creates in them a wrong concept of beauty, as well as leaving aside important factors such as the intellect and personality. For this reason, beauty contests exploit their participants both physically and psychologically. More and more children are involved in beauty contests, "Children are the fastest growing segment of the beauty pageant market, with annual child competitions attracting approximately 3 million children, mostly girls, aged six months to 16, competing for crowns and cash. Babies, brought to the stage by their mothers, are commonplace, "said Schultz and Murphy (2017).
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa stands alongside Laura Gonzalez of Colombia as they anxiously wait for an announcement that could change their life forever. When Demi-Peters is announced the winner, her picture perfect smile radiates like the sun and her perfectly golden skin glows as she accepts the crown and the title of Miss Universe 2017. Beauty Contest like Miss Universe, however, can be harmful in that they set unrealistic beauty standards, affect women’s self esteem, and just overall degrade women. Beauty contest can be highly objectifying to women and they lower their self-esteem. Watching beauty pageants with contestants who have flawless and thin toned bodies can really affect the way women see themselves.
Growing up, most female contestants are affected their whole lives. How often would one see a young pageant contestant that is not only focused on how she looks and how she acts. Child beauty pageants should be banned because their teaching young children to focus on beauty and attitude more than their education, their taking away their childhood, and it can lead to abuse. Beauty Pageants teach young children that their beauty is more important than their education. Beauty pageants make young female children feel like they need to focus more on their beauty and attitudes more than their education.