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  • Unrealistic Beauty Contests

    Today, women are constantly told that they have to look a certain way in order to be considered beautiful. The unrealistic beauty standards set by society have led women to believe that they are not beautiful if they do not meet these standards. One of the biggest contributing factors of these unrealistic beauty standards are beauty contests. Over time, beauty contests have led to the objectification of women and the use of women for marketing purposes. Overall, beauty contests have had more of a harmful impact than a helpful impact on women in today’s society. Therefore, beauty contests should no longer exist because they objectify women, exist mainly for marketing purposes, and negatively affect the way women feel about themselves. To begin,…

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  • Should Beauty Contests Be Eliminated

    Do people think beauty contests help women in a positive way? This question is something lots of women think about. There are all sorts of contests. Some are for sports, for political purposes and some are solely based on beauty. Some people believe in beauty contests being a big part of life. Most people think that beauty contests are not useful in any way. Since beauty contests cause girls and women to have a negative view of their body image the contests should be based on intelligence,…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Beauty Pageants And Self-Esteem

    first beauty pageant in America originated in 1854, 66 years before women could even vote. Since then, beauty pageants have been extremely detrimental to our society in many ways, although they may seem like nothing but glitter and glam. I believe that beauty pageants are exploitive because they promote the idea that women are just bodies that can be rated on a scale from 1 to 10, which causes society to believe women are nothing more than their appearance, it also has the potential to demote…

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  • Child Pageants Essay

    be judged on their looks, opening them up to low self-esteem in their lives. Later leading to mental problems, as well as the amount of money spent on these events. When parents could with their kids outside playing and helping them learn, making friends, being a kid, not a doll to dress up and win a beauty…

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  • Beauty Pageant History

    Beauty pageants have their origins in Ancient Greece, where they even have their own Grecian myth, “The Judgment of Paris.” However, in ancient Greece there is no real evidence of beauty pageants, so the most direct line of beauty pageant history takes place in the medieval era. The beauty pageants of the modern era can be traced back to Phineas T. Barnum in the 1850s. As can be seen, beauty pageants have been around for many years and have been formed from very much tradition. However, how much…

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  • Little Miss Sunshine Film Techniques

    Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, offers a compelling commentary on the central idea of the dangerous and superficial nature of capitalist values. One of the most powerful scenes that convey this idea is at the end of the pageant where Olive performs her act (“the performance scene”). Dayton and Faris use a wide range of visual language features to convey this important idea in the performance scene. At the first shot of interest, Olive begins her dance. In…

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  • Miss Congeniality Of Beauty Pageants

    “She is beauty and she is grace, she is the queen of 50 states, she is elegance and taste, she is Miss United States (Lawrence).” This song, from the soundtrack of the movie Miss Congeniality, describes amazing women who have been crowned Miss United States. While outside of this movie, in the real world, we do not have Miss United States; we do have other titles similar. Beauty pageants encourage their participants to be the best versions of themselves they can be through building the…

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  • How To Achieve Stereotypes In Beauty Pageants

    this society that does not exist because we live in a democratic government. So the closest thing to being a princess is to win beauty pageants. In this long journey, it helps many girls to find their identity and true calling in life. Through this journey, it demonstrates the talents of many women across the country. Beside their image, their story to get the crown is the most inspirational of all because each of them are unique. Beauty Pageants are contests that many people categorize them as…

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  • Toddlers And Tiaras Analysis

    mythology of the “Judgment of Paris” to the selection of the May Day Queen in the United States, it is clear that the narrative of “beauty contests” amongst women is not a recent human construction; rather, its long history may in fact partially explain how we have come to normalize the judgment of female bodies. Nevertheless, the issue is even more problematic when we extend this practice to the bodies of extremely young girls. Three-year-old Paisley Dickey made headline news when she walked…

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  • Summary: The Influence Of Women's Models

    Women were suppressed from the media to follow a pursuit set of rules in order to be accepted in the community.The media can be seen as the “abuser” to women because there would always be something that would push women down and unable to see their own true beauty. In addition, not only social media but children books play a considerable role towards little girls thoughts about beauty. Children books such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White show how being a beautiful young girl can…

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