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Essay on “Beauty Competitions Are Degrading”. What Is Your View?

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Beauty Competitions, otherwise known as Beauty Contests or Beauty Pageants degrade women to mere objects. Such competition is the exploitation of women by men and other women.

A competition based on skill or ability is all right. For example, if eight persons were to run in a race, only one will win. The outcome of such a race is clear. There is no doubt as to who ran faster. So is the case with a chess competition. Someone has to win, or at least draw with someone else. There is no need for anyone to judge such competitions. Al! they have to do is to watch and the result presents itself. Perhaps to ensure fair play a referee or an umpire can oversee the proceedings.

In the case of a beauty competition, no skill or ability is involved. Beauty is supposed to be the criteria for such a competition. The question is: how can beauty be competed?

Beauty is a quality that is in the one who is seeing what he or she might say to be beautiful. A woman considered to be beautiful by one person may not be so to another. One man may like a woman with an hour-glass figure. Another may like a plump woman. One may find long hair beautiful while another may liken long hair to that of an ugly witch, Beauty is purely subjective. No two persons can agree on what beauty is.

Yet there are “beauty” competitions. This is ridiculous. How can a group of pompous men and women watch the parade of a group of half-naked girls and pronounce one to be the most beautiful? These young mostly naive girls, because they cannot show any skill or ability, nave to flaunt.their bodies in public in front of an audience of lusty and leering old men. It is degrading to see these young girls with perpetual smiles pouting their lips and wiggling their bottoms just to gain some marks from some pretentious judges.

The winner oats to wear a crown and “reign” for a year. The reign is actually a cheap promotion for the company that sponsors her. However, in her ignorance, the beauty queen cannot see this. So she is exploited further until the sponsor sees fit to replace her with some other more beautiful naive creature.

Every woman is beautiful, if she can just be herself. The moment she flaunts herself, she becomes an object to be degraded and exploited by those who will cash in on her assets. This private beautiful woman then becomes public property and exploited sex-object for a year. Is beauty not an enduring thing? Or does it lasts only a year?

Perhaps women will realize her own beauty and not have to exhibit it in front of dirty old men pretending to be appreciative. They then do not have to take part in “beauty” competitions. Their own beauty speaks for themselves.

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