For example, beauty pageants are one of the most degrading forms. If a woman does not meet a certain standard of beauty, then she is seen as less important than others. Beauty pageants encourage people to rate women based on unrealistic standards, which is what we should encourage our corrupted society not to do. If a person is considered beautiful or possesses the qualities that the public eye claims beautiful, they tend to have a certain degree of power as opposed to others, all because society has led us to believe that “beauty” reigns over personality, education, attitude, effort, or any inner qualities of a
Society has placed a distasteful profile on women who chose to be apart of this type of industry. Women want to do what they please without being trivialized for the choices they make; society has to fathom the concept of change. The confusion begins when a woman exposes her purity to the public and instantly they start denigrating her disposition. For instance, Amber Rose created a parade called “The Slut Walk” for women all around America to come together and stand for women’s rights. A lot of people discredited Amber because of her career choice and how she carries herself on social media.
Companies persuade women that their size is not normal when it actually is. Current ads for certain fashion lines have only a few models with a specific body type: petite. Models with this rare body type are used to mislead women in society to believe that a model’s body is perfectly normal, not theirs. Not only have women noticed that beauty standards are unrealistic in magazines and online, but in real life. Numerous of women have complained to fashion
Has been a source of controversy since its main focus is on physical appearance and promoting unrealistic female attributes. But what the people don 't really know about beauty pageants is that it can cause depression and low self esteem. Including that contestants in pageants they take their position very serious because they care about their body image, teeth, smile, their posture up on stage, and most of all impressing the judges. Not only being in beauty pageants make psychological damages, but it may have its lasting effects in the lives of women. We need to be more attentive on developing what’s on the inside and outside also focusing that we are beautiful no matter what.
It has especially taken a turn for the worst with regard to the media. “Exploitation of women in mass media” is the use or portrayal of women in the media such as television, film and advertising. Unfortunately, the media is not empowering women, The media sends the message that girls need to be “pretty, not powerful; noticed, not respected” The need to have the ‘perfect body’ is a result of various messages that society, both directly and indirectly sends. The women in media are a creation of an industry
During the romantic period, society judges women on their beauty, something that they have no control over. This idea of beauty was pushed on young girls and this made them feel as if beauty was the only thing that’s important, but the romantic period literature was going to change that. Beauty, shown as the single most important thing for women in Northanger Abbey and A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which is wrong because it’s degrading for women to be judged on something that they can’t control, this then affects how women are depicted in literature, changing the work’s tone to be satirical, making fun of this idea, or rebellious, in going away from these beauty standards. Instead of degrading women based on their beauty, women should instead get compliments on their beauty. But most women had no way to change these standards, the only thing they could do was make them into a joke, which is exactly what Austen did in Northanger Abbey.
Many people argue that the interview portion of the pageant makes up for the objectification in the swimsuit portion; however, as seen in countless pageant movies such as “Miss Congeniality” the answers to these questions do not show the intelligence of the contestants. It is an ongoing joke that during the interview portion, contestant’s answers can be summed up as “world peace.” Their answers are usually prescribed and are just what the audience and the judges want to hear instead of their actual opinions ("Debating Beauty Pageants."). When asked questions about controversial topics such as gun rights or legalization of marijuana, it is highly unlikely that a woman would be able to give her actual
You would be surprised by how many advertisements that can be found, online, on TV, and even just out in the community. Men and women both struggle with the idea of what is perceived as beautiful. For most women beauty is defined mostly on body size and facial features. Companies are always trying to sell beauty because it is the easiest thing to sell. Women are always trying to “better” themselves to be more beautiful.
Watching beauty pageants with contestants who have flawless and thin toned bodies can really affect the way women see themselves. Women believe that because they don’t look exactly like them that they aren’t beautiful. That’s the problem, beauty contest create a stereotypical definition of beauty and they fail to acknowledge that there are all types of women today that are all beautiful in their own way. There are many different body types, whether curvy or petite; There are different races with all kinds of different skin tones but, nonetheless, all these people are beautiful, not just the stereotypical definition of beauty derived from beauty contest. However, I do agree with Fox News columnist Wendy McElroy who argues that people should stop pathologizing the natural beauty of beauty contestants.
• OBJECTIFICATION - Objectification is often seen and observed in beauty pageants wherein the contestants were objectified, in the sense that intellectual ability is not a big deal. That most of the time, only the contestants ' physical attributes were the only thing that is notice by the viewers and judges. • EMPOWERMENT - It is the thing that should be observes in a beauty pageant. For beauty pageants should not only focus on the physical attributes of the contestants, but also to know their abilities and capabilities in real life situations. For the contestant to show the empowerment on influencing others toward the advocacy of why beauty pageants were