A child beauty pageant is a beauty contest where contestants are usually under 16 years of age. There does not appear to be reliable statistics about the number of these pageants held each year around the world. They vary in style, and categories may include a talent segment as well as costume and theme wear.
Why some women feel empowered by beauty pageants. It's time to stop judging a woman's beauty and body when we celebrate her accomplishments. With our Real Miss America seriesMashable honors diverse role models — without asking them to slip into a swimsuit.
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Any contest where people are pitted against each other and rated for their bodies is inherently backwards and wrong. Beauty contests objectify and demean women, reducing them to numbers on a scoreboard. While many maintain that pageants can inspire women to claim their sexuality confidently, Miss Great Britain was stripped of her title after having sex on a reality TV show. The message was clear, and the hypocrisy striking: her sexuality was not her own, but something that could only be judged as far out of her control.
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This weekend marks the final of Miss Universe GB. I used to be pro-pageants: in fact, my winning speech for Miss Great Britain South East was laced with how wonderful I thought it was that pageantry and feminism can run parallel to each other. Pageantry has definitely run its course. Would you have to stream it?
Beauty pageants encourage people to rate women based on superficial standards. All over the world, people begin to acquire faulty ideas of what women should strive to be like. Pageants in general highlight appearances as an important factor of character, while lowering the self esteem of girls and forcing them to try and put a mask over their flaws.