How Should Beauty Pageants Be Banned

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Although most people say that beauty pageants are not always a bad thing, knowing that just like about most things in the world, there are the bad and good aspects. Pageants can definitely have a negative affect on a child. Children’s beauty pageants should be banned because they can be exploitative and detrimental to a child’s mental and physical health. They can cause children to have unhealthy egos, and a negative mindset towards themselves and others. Not only can children be negatively affected mentally, but also physically because of the high beauty standards they have to live up to in order to be accepted by society, or in this case a few judges. While some says child pageants should be banned, others say they should not be…show more content…
They would be able to handle things in a better way emotionally.
Secondly, these type of pageants can teach children fair play and/or friendly competition. Having them compete with others can train them to be humble and respectful as a winner and a loser. Beauty pageants are also designed to help prepare children to be successful throughout the challenges and obstacles they might have in the future. Then again, children can become very competitive and will often times do anything to win. Also, some kids can’t take criticism and losing, so when they lose a competition, they might want to give up or they become sore losers. Same goes for winners, they might feel more superior and better than everyone else, and become cocky or arrogant.
Thirdly, these type of beauty pageants can be thought of as a useful way for those who are experiencing the worst financially. Most of the time, children that are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are given awards such as grants and scholarships. Those type of awards can help low income families. They also say that beauty pageants are a fun way for kids to show their talent. They get to travel, wear beautiful dresses, and take pictures for fun. On the other hand, beauty pageants can also take a toll on finances. For example, Lindsay Lieberman says, “ For the past three years, four- year old beauty queen Eden Wood has competed in child pageants. Her parents have spent more than $70,000 on her
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