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www.huffpost.com/entry/beauty-pageants-are-bad-fore-everyone_b_3466575

Beauty pageants are bad for everyone, a fact underscored by Miss Utah's Marissa Powell in this week's Miss USA pageant. Powell's clumsy handling of a question about the cultural significance of wage disparity between men and women produced a moment of juicy schaudenfraude becoming increasingly ...

theweek.com/articles/477311/5-reasons-child-pageants-are-bad-kids

5 reasons child pageants are bad for kids March 14, 2012 The father of JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen who was killed in 1996, now says child pageants are bad for young girls.

academichelp.net/samples/academics/essays/cause-effect/beauty-contests.html

The idea of beauty contests implies competing in physical attractiveness. Ignoring the absurdity of this idea, a number of detrimental effects caused by such contests still needs to be emphasized. Beauty contests set unrealistic standards of beauty, which lower women’s self-esteem and increase the demands of men for their wives or girlfriends.

www.debate.org/opinions/are-beauty-contests-harmful-to-women

Beauty contests are bad. They teach young girls that they have to look perfect. This can lead to social, physical, mental, and health problems. This can be discouraging to women to be themselves, and encouraging to not eat, where more makeup, and change themselves to be 'perfect'. Which isn't even true, and that is why beauty contest are harmful

occupytheory.org/beauty-pageants-pros-and-cons-list

Beauty Pageants Pros and Cons List. OccupyTheory. on 5 January, 2015 at 20:00. Since the 19th Century, beauty pageants have been held around the world that highlight the good looks and talents of their contestants. While there are some obvious positives that can be taken from these contests and the crowds that they attract, there are also some ...

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/food-thought/201108/child-beauty-pageants-what...

Beauty Pageants are not the culprit when it comes to girls having low self-esteem, it's the real world "outside" pageants that is to blame. ... I know glitz pageants get a bad reputation but maybe ...

www.brighthubeducation.com/.../121109-reasons-against-child-beauty-pageants

Learn the truth about why are beauty pageants bad for young children. This op ed piece discusses the people who support this and try to blame those against it. Here you will read the American Psychological Association's stance on the sexualization of girls as well as information about exploitation. Let's stop justifying that these beauty pageants are fine and learn the truth about why they...

www.nytimes.com/.../beauty-pageants-like-the-miss-america-contest-should-die

Beauty pageants should go the way of the corset. They’re outdated and restrictive and perpetuate a damaging link between real world success and a woman’s capacity to cultivate a very specific ...

debatewise.org/debates/2700-beauty-contests

Beauty contests promote an ideal of female beauty to which only a minority of women can realistically aspire, but which adds to the pressure on all women to conform to it. This can be harmful to women by encouraging dieting, eating disorders and cosmetic surgery, or simply by making them feel inadequate and ugly.

sites.psu.edu/childbeautypageants

Although the media may exaggerate the reality of child beauty pageants, there is a lot of truth to the unbelievable actions of the parents and children that are being shown. Pageants are shown to cause bodily dissatisfaction, pose health risks, and create high exposure to sexual predators. When pageants are taken to the next level, the ...