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    Beauty pageants have always been a topic of discussion. Some people see them as sexist for women but in reality they are empowering for women.
    The girls who take part in these beauty contests results in being more responsible young women who engage in activities that helps in building the country. Beauty contests have an impact on women empowerment because they give a platform, a place where girls can be heard on different levels and most importantly it helps them in building their leadership and mentorship roles. Beauty pageants are good with diversity of things and they also help as a good platform and place to promote the Government policies related to the youth, the business and the industry, among the people but there is a need in creativity in the organisation and management of selected beauty pageants. They helps women to reach out to a much broader audience and public and also develop their self-esteem and boost their self confidence. It has been a platform where they can spread awareness among the youth women related to drug abuse and early pregnancies that can empower them.
    Beauty pageants is still a new concept so people should first learnt it carefully then create issues on it. As time passes it will get better. It will surely help women in empowering

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    Beauty pageants do have their advantages; Some feel more confident, some get more smarter, some become better people and it’s good that many of the contestants raise awareness and are activists. They also have a chance to showcase their talents and get tested on their intelligence. But I do not believe that beauty pageants are empowering.
    Firstly, you have to be of a certain age (18 to 25 years) and not exceed 25 years of age. Why is this? Does beauty die that fast? Why is this even a requirement?
    You also have to be single, not a divorcée or married. I do not understand why having a partner affects the beauty pageant committee.
    You have to be of a certain height and you also have to be female by birth. This is very bad for trans women who might want to enter into the pageant but cannot since they have this regulation.
    I also do not like the fact that people are being judged on the basis of their looks. Looks are subjective and it differs for every person. Many will not have the same opinion.
    These rules and regulations can be very degrading to a young girl who wants to be the next Miss World or Miss Universe. She might think she’s not good enough and then change herself so that others can approve of her.
    I hope that one day the beauty pageant committees will make the registration process easier and not judge people on their physical appearance or stop beauty pageants as a whole.

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    From a global standpoint, beauty pageants for women help the economy. There is an increase in those who engage in activities to be able to participate in these pageants. This included things as simple as buying new shoes or clothes to go along with their costumes for the models. This increases the interest in the country and also helps the citizens of that country feel they are important and this generation of females who do participate tend to grow up faster than the rest. Beauty pageants have provided a platform for women’s empowerment. In any contest, there are winners and losers, but the women who participate in beauty contests win. Pageants do not force anything, but rather they encourage women to rise above their fears. These incredibly brave girls who participate in these contests are great examples of women’s empowerment.

    Science has shown that our preferences are mostly taste-based and can be manipulated through repeated exposure. The emergence of beauty pageants at the turn of the century is a good example of this; in these positions of power, both women and girls are exposed to images that promote body image ideals via the influence of other contestants and pageant judges, who themselves may be suffering from poor self-esteem and eating disorders. This is just the first step when trying to determine how this phenomenon affects an individual or culture. Traditional pageants brought women to the stage to be judged on their looks, dressed almost entirely in white and channeling a fantasy of virginal purity. They were paraded like cattle for consumption by the male judges. It created an expectation in the society of what a beautiful lady should look like; with everyone from presidents to kings dating beauties and awarding them titles based on their looks alone.

    I believe the pageant does show that a woman is powerful and can do whatever she wants to no matter the circumstances. Women have been oppressed for so long, but with the Miss Universe Organization gaining more and more global recognition, women all around the world are being empowered to let them know they’re beautiful inside and out. They should feel confident about what they look like in their skin as opposed to what society says it should be or look like.

    Beauty pageants have historically been used to objectify women, but they also push the message that beauty is to be pursued, thereby propagating an impossible ideal. As a result, beauty pageants promote an unhealthy obsession with appearances and physical appearance. The issues go deeper than simply proving that beauty pageants are empowering. Because these women who enter pageants, do so because of a certain reason. They’re not stupid, and they’re not blind to the superficiality of it all. They see the potential effects. They know what it could mean for their lives and careers if they win or lose; what the public will think of them for doing something so controversial.

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    Beauty pageants have been a controversial part of our culture for a long time: some regard them as a remnant from a far more patriarchal era, while others defend them to assist women of all ages to have greater faith and recognize their own dignity. Supporters of the pageantry consider these competitions to be a women’s celebration and a strong rejection in many respects of certain cultural and religious standards. It’s an opportunity for current Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach to persuade people to listen to topics we put on the backburner neatly. It gives a forum for women to talk about particular concerns and to make them aware of them.
    Many argue that it is unjust to oversimplify the competition as an event that gives priority to aesthetics and overlooks their candidates’ understanding, performance and ability. Do you not make her any less of an icon, because of her physical appearance and its decision to enter a pageant, because what is wrong with beauty empowerment? But we should not completely forget about the pitfalls of such reagents. Beauty, without doubt, demonstrates the prototype of female shape and the language of the women’s body to satisfy their sexual longing. The women are publicly exposed nearly naked and judged to a certain degree on the basis of their vital statistics. A number of women’s and feminist organizations, on a number of grounds, were not linked to women in the holding of such pageant Bangalore. Politics, moral citizenship are interwoven into a cauldron of frenzy. These women’s groups never protested such competitions from India but cried when the same kind of event took place in India.
    So there has to be a balance somewhere. Most of the problems related to these beauty pageants are related to exploitations, a proper redressal mechanism has to be in place. Also the over sexualization of these pageants, just to grab more eyeballs over tv should be discarded by the viewers.

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    In today’s world, many girls and women want to participate in beauty Pageants, in that also many of them don’t take participate because of not getting support from family. Many people in our Society thinks that beauty pageants is sexist but actually girls and women are getting inspired through winners of beauty pageants to follow their career goals and dreams. We can see that recently manya singh who is the daughter of auto-rickshaw driver became runner-up of Femina miss india 2020 by seeing this many girls and women will get inspire and motivation to participate in beauty Pageants. Many women come out from their comfort zone to participate in beauty Pageants which is very empowering to take step towards their success. And through various beauty pageants it is happening. Many other countries participate due to which women gets the chance to have sisterhood bond with other co-contestants it will also gives you motivation, support and learning from each other. Beauty Pageants don’t goes with looks and colour it gives chances to every women and girls to participate because the winner of beauty pageants will be the one who is beautiful inside out that’s why, it is called beauty with purpose. Beauty Pageants is for women empowerment and they provides the platform for women all over the world to raise awareness about issues they believe in. Organizations that conduct beauty pageants it gives opportunity to many girls and women to follow their passion, dreams or career goals to be an independent women. Because of the organizations all the incredible women comes together to be the part of beauty with purpose. Society has the mentality towards women that women can’t be smart, independent, confident or be career successful but beauty pageants are empowering women to feel confident, public speaking, smart, independent. Through which many people gets inspired to follow their career goals. Society need to change their mindset towards beauty pageants and start supporting it.

    PALAK KASHIV
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    Every other girl love and dream of participating in beauty pageants they want that glam and lights and ramp walk is like their walk of self-confidence and in this beauty pageants there are many rounds which happen which models have to clear they have to showcase by wearing top designers dress so some designers make very creative fashionable styling dresses so many dresses revealing some parts of the body which are okay according to the pageants rule but it is not right according to Indian traditional culture so people are not allowing their daughters to go in beauty pageants but it is very wrong thinking of the people, beauty pageants are the way or opportunity we can represent our country and share our journey where we are coming from our life and struggle and make a change instead of criticizing our daughter we
    Should tell them everything. People should adopt this new culture and appreciate the beautiful women and celebrate their joy if happiness would be the norm of culture and tradition. We can see many messages women need but they have to face many difficulties and family also there are many people who are fraud they tell wrong information and take the money from the innocent this practice is very illegal this need to stop now a, so beauty pageants are very amazing nothing is negative about that. Please participate and see your dreams turn into reality.

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