Argumentative Summary: Is Winning Worth Suffering?

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Is Winning Worth Suffering? For many years, beauty contests serves as a form of entertainment and to let people know who is the “prettiest” and “most talented” girl in these competitions. Although, they do not realize how harmful it is to those who are participating in these degrading events. Girls from all ages are being critic on their physical appearance and what the judges what to hear, not by their personality. It may seem beauty contests can help boost self confidence, but is it really worth putting a girl through all that trouble to let her compete based on her looks. To start off, girls young as 2 years old are having their childhood stolen from them. Covering themselves in makeup and using spray tans, is not what these girls …show more content…
They are shown off as objects because they are required to show off their bodies. These judges are criting every aspect of a girl from their construction of their head to their hands. There are more things to girl other than her length of her legs or what she wears on stage. Accrediting the Beauty Pageant Judging Criteria and Scoring Systems, contestants are judged by their “height, body proportion, skin and complexion, and beauty of face;” in addition to, “measurement and swimwear” (2014). Knowing these are the categories each girl has to perfect, shows how these girls should not be participating in these events. They should not let other people tell them they do not have the right hand form or their body is unproportioned because everyone is unique and no one is going to be perfect. Each of these girls are worth more than showing off their physical features to be crowned the prettiest girl in the pageant and do not need to spend all the money have to compete in these disgraceful …show more content…
The prizes. Most contests offer a “$100 to $200 dollars in cash for the winner in certain categories…. Some more well known pageants offer scholarships, automobiles, clothes, shoes, and gift certificates” says American USA Beauty Pageant. This means not all girls are losing when the sign up. Throughout the contest, many are are receiving prizes because they are the best in one category which helps pay for some of the costs to participate. It also feels good being able to bring something back home. Although, is it really worth putting them through all that stress and at a risk of anorexia? I disagree with American USA Beauty Pageant’s views because there are more things that come along with participating in beauty pageants than the prizes. As I mentioned before, many or not all of these pageant are putting themselves at risk of anorexia which in fact, is a deadly illness. All the money and prizes can not to fix this

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